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Dept warns N Cape liquor traders

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Licences will be revoked if liquor traders contravene the regulations of the national state of disaster.

THE NORTHERN Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism has warned that liquor traders’ licences would be revoked if they contravened the regulations of the national state of disaster.

Department spokesperson Ali Diteme said on Monday that the restrictions on liquor sales remained in force in the Province following the extension of the initial 21-day lockdown period.

“The trading of liquor is strictly prohibited until pronounced otherwise by the president and/or the Covid-19 national command centre. We thank law-abiding citizens, all our law enforcement agencies and the Northern Cape Liquor Board, that have been working tirelessly to ensure compliance. It is only through the co-operation of all parties that we will manage to flatten the curve of Covid-19,” said Diteme.

He reminded the public that the police would act swiftly to arrest any liquor trader that broke the regulations, “without fear or favour”.

“We will keep on monitoring all defaulters. Anyone found to be in breach of the disaster management regulations will face the full might of the law and their trading licences will be revoked.”