- Two police officers were attacked by patrons when they tried to confiscate alcohol from an unlicensed liquor outlet
- The suspect running the outlet will be charged with trading liquor without a license and for contravening the Disaster Management Act
- Facebook users took to the comments section took to react to the incident
South African police were attacked when they tried to confiscate liquor from an unlicensed liquor outlet in Muldersdrift.
The suspect running the establishment will be charged with contravening the Gauteng Liquor Board legislation for trading in liquor without a licence.
The suspect will also be charged with contravening the Disaster Management Act for selling alcohol after 23:00.
When the police arrived, patrons allegedly attacked the two officers and torched their vehicle.
Facebook users took to the comments section to react to the incident:
"One vehicle destroyed that serves the community bought by the community got burned by the community that it supposed to serve. The very same community is complaining the police take to long and complain about police brutality well welcome in the world of criminal brutality."
"They only care about beer. So much stupidity. So sad how they will spread covid (and lots of other germs) around and infect innocent people. So it's not so easy for police to control a crowd of people doing whatever they want to do. Seeing such reckless, behaviour is what makes me feel like covid will never end."
Siyabonga Mayaya Ngalonkulu:
"Close that place down for good and lock up all perpetrators and throw away the keys. States resources are already at stake for us to allow the communities to do as they please."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that alcohol can be transported over the Easter period. Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced on Thursday during a media briefing that alcohol may not be transported over the long weekend's temporary ban.
Dlamini-Zuma went so far as to say that police officers will be conducting roadblocks to ensure that alcohol is not being transported. This seems to have been a mistake on the part of the Minister.
Reports say that her spokesperson, Lungi Mtshali, said that there was no ban on the transportation of liquor during this period. He added that the ban only extends to the off-site purchasing of alcohol.
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