ANCWL rejects the sale of alcohol during lockdown

ANCWL rejects the sale of alcohol during lockdown

The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) says it is strongly opposed to the decision by the government to allow the sale of alcohol during level 3 of the lockdown. 

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At a media briefing on Friday, the league's president Bathabile Dlamini said alcohol consumption increases the risk of gender-based violence and femicide.


"The percentage of people that drink in the country is far less than those that don’t drink, but the commotion they cause and the lives lost due to their behaviour prove that we should not take things for granted.

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"Maybe it is their right to drink, but what is important here is their behavior after drinking. Many women have died at the hands of people under the influence of alcohol.”


Under level 3, alcohol can be sold between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Thursday and can only be consumed at the consumer's residence. 


The league's secretary-general Meokgo Matuba said they will use the same strategy that was used against tobacco products to campaign against the sale of alcohol.

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