SA Lockdown: POWA supports alcohol ban

  • SA Lockdown: POWA supports alcohol ban

JOHANNESBURG – As calls get louder for the alcohol ban to be lifted, People Opposing Women Abuse says the ban should remain.

SA Lockdown: POWA supports alcohol ban
South Africa – Durban – 26 March 2020 – Last minute panic buy of groceries and alcohol lots of people went out in large numbers from big retail companies in Durban. Picture Motswari Mofokeng/African News Agency(ANA)

Mary Makgaba from POWA says alcohol consumption is partly to be blamed for the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.

“There is some evidence that heavy drinking or frequent drinking, particularly by males who are mostly perpetrators, increases the risk of violence,” said Makgaba.

Makgaba says the organisation does not support the lifting of the alcohol.

Meanwhile, Cosatu has joined calls for the ban to be lifted.

Cosatu says government has an equal duty to protect those who depend on the sale of alcohol to make a living.

The union federation says strict regulations should be implemented, to ensure responsible drinking. ENCA


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here