SAB challenges legality of booze ban

File: Cases of beer. AFP


JOHANNESBURG - South African Breweries (SAB) is approaching the courts to challenge the constitutionality of banning the sale of alcohol during the lockdown.

SAB says it supports measured alcohol restrictions but believes the ban is unreasonable and unnecessary in curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.

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The brewery says government's latest ban violates the right to freedom of trade,
the right to human dignity, privacy and the right to bodily and psychological integrity.

SAB says over 165,000 people have already lost their jobs as a result of alcohol bans.


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