Mbalula says alcohol laws must be reviewed

Mbalula says alcohol laws must be reviewed

South Africa's laws on alcohol need to be reviewed because people are just not listening, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. 

Fikile Mbalula
Image courtesy: Gauteng Department of Transport.

Mbalula's referring specifically to rules on alcohol access. 

He addressed the media on Monday, after three Tshwane metro police officers were killed in a crash with a suspected drunk driver at the weekend. 

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The woman behind the wheel was also killed - another woman in the vehicle was hospitalised. 

"The alcohol, you can see what it is doing to our country. It's a mess. So this over access to alcohol must come to an end. 

"People must drink, but know that at some point 10 o'clock it is not allowed, you must go home. We must review our laws in terms of alcohol access. It doesn't work, it's been open-ended over the years," says Mbalula. 

Mbalula will on Tuesday update the country on new transport COVID regulations under lockdown Level 2.

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