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Liquor outlets shut down for not adhering to COVID-19 regulations

Source: https://risingsunoverport.co.za/86252/liquor-outlets-shut-down-for-not-adhering-to-covid-19-regulations/

MEC Dube-Ncube commended the team of inspectors from the department, the KZN Liquor Authority, Department of Employment and Labour, Metro Police, SAPS, Crime Intelligence and other law enforcement agencies for their unannounced visits to all licensed premises across the province.

With about 8000 liquor licence holders officially open for business in the province, three liquor store outlets were shutdown for violating regulations governing the sale of alcohol on day one of the start of level three.

In the eThekwini district, 28 liquor outlets were inspected, and two located in Effingham Heights and Avoca were shut down.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, said, “I want to reiterate that our entity, the KZN Liquor Authority is empowered to recommend the suspension of the liquor license until the end of lockdown or for three months. This is possible, if there is enough evidence pointing out the violation of any of the provisions contained in the regulations or the sale of liquor in terms of the KZN Liquor Licensing Act,” she said.

MEC Dube-Ncube commended the team of inspectors from the department, the KZN Liquor Authority, Department of Employment and Labour, Metro Police, SAPS, Crime Intelligence and other law enforcement agencies for their unannounced visits to all licensed premises across the province.

“In addition, I commend the majority of licence holders for their adherence to the regulations. These are aimed at ensuring the health and safety of customers, workers, liquor traders and the people of this province as a whole,” she said.