- Khanyi Mbau has shared her opinion on the effects of alcohol ban in Mzansi
- Khanyi Mbau asked government to open the sale of alcohol for a few days
- The reality TV star shared that completely banning alcohol affects the livelihoods of those who work in the industry
Khanyi Mbali has weighed in on the effects of alcohol ban in Mzansi. The media personality has shared that completely banning alcohol amid the Covid-19 lockdown in the country is not the solution.
The reality TV star took to Twitter on Monday, 4 January to share her two cents on government's recent decision to ban the sale of liquor under Level 3 lockdown.
The stunner first applauded the people of Mzansi for behaving on New Year's Eve. She commended the citizens after there were "zero trauma cases reported" on 31 December.
She believes that people were well-behaved because of the presence of law enforcement agencies on the streets of Mzansi on New Year's Eve instead of the ban on alcohol.
"I doubt that banning alcohol made all the alcohol disappear, people had alcohol in their homes."
Khanyi Mbau also shared her concerns about those whose livelihoods depend on the alcohol industry. Khanyi urged government to open the sale of alcohol for at least a few days so that those who work in the industry can earn a living and support their families.
Tweeps took to Khanyi's comment section to share their views on her post. Check out some of their comments below:
"We live among selfish people who don't think that their reckless behaviour affects the jobs of people. Once they get alcohol they go wild. Government also needs to come up with a better solution than banning alcohol but accountability is also needed from the consumer side."
"Agreed. Just look at the history of alcohol prohibition across the world and see how it panned out. Shadow economies will emerge bringing with them dangerous criminal syndicates that run these shadow economies."
"This is so true Khanyi, well spoken sis. I hope our government comes up with a better plan."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that DJ Fresh accepted the blame after government took a decision last Monday to move the country back to Level 3 in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The country had moved to Level 1 just before the festive season and eased some lockdown regulations to allow citizens to enjoy their holidays and for some businesses to open.
However, the rise in the number of Covid-19 infections due to some people not adhering to the lockdown regulations forced President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Cabinet to impose stricter rules.
The veteran radio personality took to Twitter on Monday night, 28 December after Ramaphosa's address to share his thoughts on his speech. Fresh shared that South Africans had one job to do, which was to adhere to the regulations in order to flatten the curve.
DJ Fresh asked why people were surprised when Ramaphosa announced that Mzansi was moving back to Level 3.
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