Ban on alcohol still in effect

The ban on liquor to be purchased at bottle stores for off site consumption continues since Friday and will be enforced till Monday. However the onsite sale and consumption of alcohol at bars, taverns and restaurants with valid permits will remain open this weekend. The National Liquor Traders Council represenataive Lucky Ntimane has however clarified that the transportation of alcohol for personal use during this period will be allowed. He was responding to previous comments made by Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, who said arrests would be made to those caught transporting alcohol. Ntimane says the liquor regulations do not say anything regarding the transportation of alcohol.