WC Safety MEC Fritz urges residents to report liquor vendors operating illegally
With the recent clamp down on liquor traders running illegally, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz on Tuesday called on residents to report these traders operating outside of the law .
196 incidents of liquor vendors reportedly contravening the National Disaster Management Act’s regulations and the Western Cape Liquor Act have been investigated by the Western Cape Liquor Authority between 27 March and last week.
The authority suspended forty-nine licences only one licence was revoked and two suspensions lifted after returns hearing took place.
Fritz’s spokesperson Cayla Murray said:
“Sixty-five COVID-19 related to Section 20 matters were forwarded to the Liquor Licencing Tribunal of which one licence was revoked, five applications were dismissed, while in three matters licensees were issued with stricter conditions.”
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