KZN inspectors crackdown on stores selling expired alcohol

KZN inspectors crackdown on stores selling expired alcohol

From Monday, people will be allowed to buy alcohol five days a week - under lockdown level one and Labour inspectors say they'll make sure liquor stores aren't selling expired products. 

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KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube says they will continue with their crackdown on the sale of expired booze after they were inundated with complaints from consumers. 

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Inspectors from the department's Consumer Protection Unit, the KZN Liquor Authority, Labour and Employment and police have been raiding various stores in the province. 

The MEC says one of the outlets people had complained about is located in Umlazi, south of Durban. 

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Nobuhle Maqomo's called for the owner's arrest. 

She says she was outraged when she realised the store had sold her expired alcohol.

"I bought alcohol, and I paid R270 for it. I am taking it back because it's expired and I can't drink it. 

"I didn't know it was expired. I didn't really check the dates." 

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