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Jail or drain? Soweto motorists spill booze on first weekend of level 3 lockdown

This is the first weekend under level 3 lockdown regulations, wherein alcohol may be sold from Monday to Friday but not over weekends.

A man in Soweto pours the alcohol he had in his possession during a police operation on Saturday, 06 June 2020, on the first weekend since the level 3 lockdown which permits the sale of alcohol. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Soweto motorists found with alcohol in their car were forced to dump their booze during a police operation on Saturday night.

On the first weekend under level 3 lockdown regulations, Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko and Provincial Police Commissioner Elias Mawela were part of the operation that saw Soweto motorists having to make the pick between jail or pouring their drinks down the drain.

Under the current regulations which came into effect on Monday, 1 June 2020, alcohol may be sold from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. The sale of alcohol is prohibited on weekends.

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