Amanda Black says alcohol is not essential amid coronavirus lockdown

Amanda Black says alcohol is not essential amid coronavirus lockdown

- Singer Amanda Black has argued that alcohol is not essential amid the current lockdown in Mzansi

- She believes that counselling should be organised for South Africans who are dependent on alcohol

- Amanda wants the ban of alcohol to continue until the lockdown has been lifted

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Songstress Amanda Black has voiced her concerns about the proposed unbanning of alcohol in Mzansi amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

She believes that booze is not essential so its ban should continue until the lockdown has been lifted.

The Egoli hitmaker took to social media on Tuesday to disagree with the citizens who had signed an online petition urging government to unban the sale of liquor.

She tweeted:

"Haibo guy, alcohol is not essential, what I think should be done for real people who suffer from alcohol abuse and dependence is counselling to help them through withdrawal and help deal with the trauma and triggers that drive them to alcohol abuse."

Her fans were quick to point out that alcohol is essential when it came to the country’s economy.

Amanda replied that she was not talking about the economy but was more concerned about health and surviving the virus:

"Yhu bethuna we are not talking about the economy, sithetha nge health!! Health and surviving corona. Yhuuuu haibo."

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Some social media users clearly told her that they were "thirsty". She tried to convince them otherwise but they were having none of it.

@DumiPinedeep said:

"But I think you missing the point here... It’s not necessarily about the people that buy the alcohol it’s about the people that depend on the sale of alcohol to feed their families... and it also helps pump money into the already crippled economy."

Amanda reiterated that booze is not essential:

"The alcohol industry is not the only that’s put on hold. The argument here is that it’s not essential."

@WaMuila wrote:

"If it's not essential to you then disengage. You can't decide what people must consume or not, some are happy alcoholics who don't need any interventions."

There were some peeps who supported Amanda’s argument.

@Spitch2 wrote:

"There are some positives in the alcohol ban. My brother is always home and he is eating. His complexion has also improved. Three more weeks the man might be rehabilitated!"

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