Tobacco supply delays send Durban customers in frantic search

Tobacco supply delays send Durban customers in frantic search

While smokers can now legally purchase their tobacco product of choice - some local shops are still waiting on Tuesday morning for stock to arrive.

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Newswatch spoke to a customer who's driven to several petrol stations, north of Durban, and was told to come back later. 

READ: Durban tobacco, liquor businesses fear stock shortage as sales resume

We entered lockdown Level 2 at midnight, which also allows for tobacco items to be sold again.  

READ: Social visits permitted under lockdown Level 2

Newswatch reporter, Nushera Soodyal's been out visiting convenience stores before the big shops open - to check whether cigarettes are back on the shelves. 

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Meanwhile, people have been flocking to liquor outlets in around Durban - after alcohol stores reopened. 

READ: Here's what's banned under Alert Level 2 lockdown

The sales ban on booze was lifted at midnight, when the country shifted to Level 2 of the coronavirus lockdown. 

Shops can sell alcohol between 9am and 5pm and only from Mondays to Thursdays. 

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