- President Cyril Ramaphosa has pleased thirsty South Africans on Sunday evening
- As of 1 June, SA will, for the most part, be migrating to Level 3 lockdown which sees alcohol unbanned
- While there will still be strict regulations governing this the mood is certainly festive
Vuvuzelas are blaring and spirits are high in Mzansi after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the alcohol ban will not continue during Level 3.
Briefly.co.za reported that cigarettes remain banned but citizens will now be allowed to purchase booze for consumption at home.
This confirms that the leaked document indicating as such ahead of Ramaphosa's address was right on the money when it came to the government's plans for the Covid-19 lockdown.
While the outcry over the cigarette ban was immense the nation is pleased that at least one of their vices has been unlocked.
A clip of Sunnyside residents rejoicing in reaction to Ramaphosa's announcement has gone viral as people opted to look on the bright side of what remains a dire situation.
Numerous jabs were made at Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who had previously announced an earlier u-turn on the sale of tobacco.
The concern that the alcohol ban lifting would be undone in coming days by the politician seemed to be widespread with some social media users warning SA not to get too excited.
The government is expected to gazette the laws governing the country during Level 3 lockdown over the course of the next week so it remains to be seen if this welcomed relaxation will stay in effect.
Take a look at just a few of the many reactions to the announcement that booze is back on the shopping list below:
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