Mzansi is divided over alcohol sales, some are calling for #alcoholban

Mzansi is divided over alcohol sales, some are calling for #alcoholban

- South Africa is divided over the renewal of alcohol sales after the first-weekend sale resumed

- A new hashtag has been trending on social media called for #acloholban

- A lot of people are admitting that South Africa has a drinking problem that it has to acknowledge

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Since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would move to lockdown level 2 and alcohol sales would resume, people were happy.

Not all people, some want the alcohol ban to come back after a weekend of carnage on the roads.

A new hashtag has started trending on social media with some people calling for a renewed #alcoholban.

Here are some tweets from peeps giving their opinion on #alcoholban:

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africa has just come out of a long alcohol ban. Many thirsty locals celebrated when the ban was lifted this week. Among those who seemingly could not wait is Democratic Alliances parliamentary member, Tsepo Mlongo.

During a virtual meeting with other peace and security ministers, in what seemed to be a technical glitch, a picture of a man wearing blue jeans and black shoes with a trolley filled with booze in the background flashed across the screens of the parliamentary members' screens.

Mzansi is divided over alcohol sales, some are calling for #alcoholban

Tsepo Mlongo was allegedly buying alcohol during a Parliamentary Zoom meeting. Photo credit: Facebook/@Tsepo Mlongo
Source: Facebook

The footage came through just as African Christian Democratic Party leader Kenneth Meshoe was questioning police minister Bheki Cele about the work of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks).

In other news, many people secretly dream of alcohol falling out of nowhere to help them quench their thirst. With SA having just come out of nearly seven months of lockdown and an alcohol ban, the number of people who couldn't wait to have a drink was enormous.

This is why when a truck loaded with beers crashed in Factoria, Krugersdorp, the scene was soon full of local residents who helped themselves to the crates full of alcohol which were spewed across the street around the truck.

Of course, Twitter users who witnessed the event via a video uploaded by Twitter user, Yusuf Abramjee, were quick to add their thoughts on the situation. Watch the video below.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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