Booze ban: 59% Say they approve of the decision to restrict alcohol

Booze ban: 59% Say they approve of the decision to restrict alcohol

- The ban on alcohol sales in South Africa during the Covid-19 lockdown has been a bone of contention for many citizens

- Briefly.co.za asked readers to weigh in on the decision to extend the ban during Level 4

- Surprisingly, it became evident that the majority of citizens seem to agree with the restrictions

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South African citizens have endured a sobering 44 days under lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

One of the most controversial regulations put in place by the government in response to the situation has been the continued ban on alcohol in Mzansi.

Briefly.co.za asked readers for their opinion on whether or not the government should lift this particular restriction during Level 4 lockdown.

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59% Responded that they actually approve of the ban during the health crisis, despite the frustration of thirsty weekends past.

When asked to weigh in on why they either approved or disapproved of the decision to continue the booze ban, this is what citizens had to say:

Kaizer Mzimkulu- "Yes, they should allow sales of alcohol Its been 36 days of needless prohibition. People by now know the dangers and risks of acting irresponsibly don't treat them like children, Covid-19 will be around for some time. Its time we learnt to live with it or be consumed by it."
Khethiwe Myeza- "Some people, when they are drunk, can't control themselves."
Ntando Sogoni- "The government wants its own people to beg for cigarettes and alcohol, while they steal that R500 billion that we are going to pay back with our own sweat. Nxa!"
Solly King Sallas White- "The real problem is in the townships at the taverns. Now everyone must suffer especially those who enjoy their alcohol at home. Open liquor stores from 10 to 3pm and closed on Sundays."
Sandra Smerdon Gajadhar Britz- "People always look for what they can't have so they buy it illegally. So best to do it the legal way."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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