- South Africans are not holding anything back on their views about Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's plan to push the cigarette and alcohol ban
- The minister allegedly wants the ban to last until lockdown Level 1
- Many were furious over the news while some agreed it would be a good idea
Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has told the National Coronavirus Command Council that the sale of tobacco and alcohol products should be banned until Level 1 lockdown.
Dlamini-Zuma's motion was supported by Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi when she voiced her opinion.
The minister reportedly feels that allowing the sale of cigarettes and alcohol on June 1 when SA migrates to Level 3 would pose too much of a health risk, despite immense pressure to unban the products.
The majority of social media users are not happy about the news and many dragged the minister for "pushing her own agenda".
Taking to social media platforms, Saffas shared their views on Dlamini-Zuma's plans.
Janie Rorke commented:
"One wonders about her agenda. Is it not better for people to spend some money on vices and most of their money on food? She’s enforcing money is spent the other way. I hope people realise she is not the president speaking but I do wonder about Cyril keeping quiet. The idea of giving her enough rope and she’ll hang herself isn’t working with this lady."
Mziwabantu Maqokolo added:
"I think Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is going crazy right now, she has to stop taking decisions for us. I really don't know what type of drug she's using that led her to think she can control our lives... I'm so sorry to say that."
Diamond Su wrote:
"We are not dating her this one. We not Zuma, she can’t push us around. She zols too much. We must learn to live with this thing, we can’t hide in our homes forever."
Tumi Mokoena said:
"That magogo must start realising she lost the election and she is not the president of this country, an executive committee concluded that alcohol will be sold and she was part of that decision, she must not come with nonsense."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za repeated a man has passed away after he allegedly consumed home-made alcohol.
Although the cause of death has not been confirmed, he and his stepdad fell ill suddenly after drinking the booze. His stepfather is currently in the ICU fighting for his life.
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