The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says the Gauteng Liquor Forum’s call for government to relax regulations banning the sale of alcohol during national lockdown is a conspiracy for mass murder.
“This call is tantamount to conspiring for the mass murder of the poor, in particular black people.
Selling alcohol during a war against COVID-19 to communities with historic existing problems of access to adequate healthcare, malnutrition and general hunger only serves one purpose, to finish our people off,” said EFF.
EFF also noted that they will gather a powerful legal team to oppose any court of action, citing that the Liquor Forum has threatened to approach the Constitutional Court should government fail to heed their ”murderous” demands.
“The EFF will, without hesitation, gather a powerful legal team to oppose any court action by any Liquor Forum anywhere in the country to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol,” they said.
EFF also argues that alcohol abuse is at the centre of socially destructive behavior and says those calling for alcohol sales are conspiring to put the lives of people in danger.
“Those calling for alcohol sales are conspiring to give COVID-19 an advantage over the lives of our people. They must be called out for who they are, murderers,” they said.