- The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has condemned a viral video depicting mask-less partygoers
- The video allegedly took place in East London on the evening of Tuesday, 2 February
- Social media users have claimed that the video was not taken in East London but in Durban last year
A video showing a party which allegedly took place East London, Eastern Cape with mask-less people has gone viral on social media. The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has now condemned the video and the actions of the people in the video.
The 30-second clip was shared to Twitter by @RamsByTheHorns. The people in the video are not only mask-less but are also not maintaining social distancing. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the ban on alcohol had been lifted.
The ECLB has labelled the actions in the video as 'concerning'. They went on to caution people who are continuously breaking regulations that this could lead to the banning of booze again.
Times Live reported that the ECLB has urged liquor traders to 'strictly adhere to new regulations'. Social media users have claimed that the video was not taken in the Eastern Cape but rather in Durban last year.
Take a look at the video below:
Below are just a few of the reactions to the above:
"I agree with you. SOME people are irresponsible out there."
"Bra Rams this is definitely not EL, there's no street like this in EL."
"This is either Hilbrow or South Beach. Definitely not East London."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a tavern owner who was arrested after a clip of a maskless jol during President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech went viral. The incident occurred in December last year.
Ramaphosa had held a very serious family meeting with Mzansi during which he issued an immediate ban on the sale of alcohol as infections spiked.
During his speech, a clip was recorded of a mask-less party. In the background of the party, a TV set is seen on which Ramaphosa is making his announcement on the liquor ban.
This resulted in the video going viral and capturing the attention of the authorities, who swooped in and arrested the tavern owner for contravention of the Disaster Management Act.
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