Enyobeni tavern: Cyril Ramaphosa wants ‘alcohol crack-down’
SA’s alcohol laws could become stricter in the near future, after Cyril Ramaphosa made his feelings on the Enyobeni tragedy clear.
More than a week after 21 young souls lost their lives in the Enyobeni tavern tragedy, Cyril Ramaphosa has rallied against the scourge of underage drinking – and the president has now challenged police to ‘step-up their enforcement’ of certain alcohol laws.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA CALLS FOR ‘TOUGHER ENFORCEMENT’ OF ALCOHOL LAWS
The East London venue was crammed full of underage drinkers and minors who shouldn’t have been there. The deaths still remain under investigation, but an entire community has been crippled with grief as a result of this horrendous incident.
People are upset about this disaster, and at least one prominent politician has called for a ban on alcohol across the country. Unfortunately, President Ramaphosa doesn't agree with this kind of extremism. Instead, he wants the SAPS to act in a strict way.
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In his weekly newsletter, Cyril told the police in South Africa to stop people from selling alcohol near schools. He has also asked for more people to watch liquor stores and taverns to make sure that no one under the age of 18 buys alcohol.
"As a country, we do need to talk about something. It's a problem when people under 21 drink. We need to work together to stop this bad habit, which robs our young people of the best years of their lives."
"We want people to work with the police to make sure that taverns that break the law pay the price. Police must do a better job of enforcing laws that say alcohol can't be sold near schools and keep a closer eye on things to make sure alcohol isn't being sold to minors.
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