South Africans to start drinking alcohol only at Level 1
This prompted a debate in the meeting, chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa, with no resolution on the matter.
It's funny to me that when Ramaphosa appointed #dlaminizuma as COGTA minister, he never anticipated that we gonna reach a state of emergency due to the coronavirus. He probably thought "Lemme give her a useless department" I bet he now regrets her appointment. pic.twitter.com/pwn0xs4OxF— Tumelo Warona (@DjNewAfrica) May 22, 2020
The paper said Dlamini-Zuma had come prepared with academic papers that argued against the sale of tobacco and alcohol during the Covid-19 pandemic, citing health risks.
Mining Forum of South Africa Chairperson Blessings Ramoba said, "First of all I'm not a smoker, I cannot for the life of me understand the mind set of where this is coming from! What is the point of banning smokes? To me this is just a complete power trip. Aren't we living in a democratic country? Why make our people suffer more?"