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Bathabile Dlamini spits fire after Enyobeni tavern tragedy. Look at what she said about alcohol laws

The Enyobeni tavern incident is a pain in every parent's heart. Alcohol is to blame for the incident that claimed the lives of 21 young people in the Eastern Cape. Alcohol has become a serious enemy in the lives of many South Africans. The question that arises is, are we having an alcohol problem in South Africa? Each year, there are incidents that occur which turn what is supposed to be a season of happiness into one of sadness and pain for some people. The manner in which alcohol and drug use has become synonymous with having fun is a course for concern.

Former Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini has taken to Twitter to lash out at South African alcohol laws. "South Africans I must say I am angry about what happened in East London. When we were supposed to change alcohol laws South Africans ridiculed me and said I drink. The time has come to change liquor laws , our children are destroyed. Let’s stand our ground and its time for change", Bathabile Dlamini said. We must work together for a better quality of life for all. This means that we must never allow alcohol and substance abuse as well as illicit drug trafficking to threaten the stability of our country.

At some point in her life, there were claims that Bathabile Dlamini had a drinking problem. Dlamini repeatedly denied the claims of her excessive drinking, going as far as revealing that she is epileptic and has never touched alcohol. She said she was concerned about alcohol abuse and claims of her being addicted were hurtful.

Bathabile Dlamini's answer to the Enyobeni Tavern disaster of changing liquor laws is not it. Are the laws the only problem here? What about ineffective policing, unemployment, zero business safety checks, disenfranchised youth, lack of age appropriate recreational venues and poor education infrastructure? This is not about changing laws. It's about enforcing laws that exist, i.e Liquor Board Licence requirements and policing.

In my opinion, changing liquor laws is not going to help or make any difference. What is she saying about children rights? Our children have too much rights because of our government.

Image: Bodies of children at Enyobeni Tavern.


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