Ban on alcohol and cigarettes in South Africa remains

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^^^^ This

Anyone who thinks NDZ is smart, needs to remember that they can also stubbornly hold onto the dumbest ideas such as Virodene. Older people also become more rigid in their thinking, and their underlying biases can override common sense about damage to the economy. By definition politics attracts people with an excessive sense of self-confidence, and that is a very dangerous combination. There is a very good reason that most institutions have a mandatory retirement age of 65.
And her being female is 11 years overdue
 

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Actually older women are generally fitter and healthier than men of the same age (well known demographics), but that has nothing to do with my argument about politicians.
But the age of retirement for women is 60 for some reason.
 

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Anyone still of the opinion that they are not going to try institute permanent prohibition, both will alcohol and tobacco? Show of hands?
 

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Anyone still of the opinion that they are not going to try institute permanent prohibition, both will alcohol and tobacco? Show of hands?
Of course these dumb ****s will try. They obviously don't believe in history repeating itself or they are just too thick to even care.

Prohibition. equals. failure. By those trying to force it on people.

Got that ANC ?
No. I thought not. Dumbasses.
 

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Anyone still of the opinion that they are not going to try institute permanent prohibition, both will alcohol and tobacco? Show of hands?
Here, it still sound as foolish as the first day it was suggested.
 

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Quick question:

The law says we not allowed to cell Alcohol and Cigarettes right?
Does that cover barter transactions as well, as you not selling and no money trade hands... :D
 

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Oh man lol They rolled out Duarte. One of the lead enablers of state capture by the Zuma faction over the last decade. SA would be a hundred times better without captured toadies like her in public office.

And what is she ranting against the tobacco industry for? There's still a tobacco industry even now. Just the illegal kind that is in cahoots with NDZ who she praises.

F***ing ANC I tell you. Over them.
 

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Oh man lol They rolled out Duarte. One of the lead enablers of state capture by the Zuma faction over the last decade. SA would be a hundred times better without captured toadies like her in public office.

And what is she ranting against the tobacco industry for? There's still a tobacco industry even now. Just the illegal kind that is in cahoots with NDZ who she praises.

F***ing ANC I tell you. Over them.
Duarte is not in public office.
 

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Duarte is not in public office.
Technically sure.

Public Office: "a position of authority or service involving responsibility to the public, especially within the government. "

Jesse Duarte: "Jessie Yasmin Duarte (born 19 September 1953) is a South African politician and deputy secretary-general of the African National Congress. A long time anti-apartheid activist, she has served variously as a special assistant to Nelson Mandela, a member of the provincial cabinet (MEC) for Gauteng, as ambassador to Mozambique and as spokesperson for the ANC, before assuming her current post as Deputy Secretary-General of the ANC in 2012"

So she's not technically in government right now, but she is a career politician, and as the deputy secretary general of the ANC she probably has more policy making power than any DA MP currently in office.
 

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Just Cele clinging to the illusion of control. This cigarette ban was a societal own goal. Everybody involved in it's institution and enforcement will now stretch logic as far as it can go to rationalise their actions. When all they did was misuse temporary power within the context of a pandemic to forward personal ambitions - Within context of said pandemic it is in my humble opinion a treasonous sin.
 

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Lockdown Level 3: EFF says no to booze sales and opening of schools

The EFF says that liquor sales, along with schools, should not reopen until more scientific data is available to ensure they will not lead to the spread of the coronavirus.

In a statement on Thursday, the party said there was "currently no creditable scientific data that illustrates that the easing of the lockdown regulations, even with precautionary measures such as wearing masks, washing hands and constantly using hands sanitisers will not lead to the increased spread of the [coronavirus]".

Stemming the spread of Covid-19 would only be further hampered by schools reopening and the lifting the ban on alcohol sales, the party believes.

"The intention to permit the sale of alcohol will only worsen the situation because, even where there is no effort to contain a pandemic, alcohol has been responsible for many health-related and social ills in society," EFF spokesperson Vuyani Pambo said.
 
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