Mbabane: Alcohol selling and distribution remains prohibited in Eswatini following the two months ban that was announced by Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini in June.
This announcement was made by the Government’s spokesperson Sabelo Dlamini on Monday through a brief statement that was sent to all media houses. Dlamini said the ban remains intact until further pronouncement. “The ban on sale of alcohol announced by the Prime Minister continues. The nation will be informed timely of any change.” Dlamini said.
The Government’s mouthpiece announcement comes after the ban that was announced in June elapsed on August 31 and the liquor sellers and booze lovers were eagerly looking forward into lifting of the ban which however, remains in place.
Meanwhile, there has been numerous reports on those living near border lines sneaking to procure alcohol from neighboring countries like South Africa and Mozambique. Reports are to the effects that there has been drink and drive arrests made by Royal Eswatini Police Services (REPS) which proves that Emaswati have been getting alcohol one way or the other.
On Tuesday, a local newspaper reported that Eswatini Beverages have been taking orders from liquor traders despite the ban. However, Head and Legal Corporate Affairs at Eswatini Beverages Mpumelelo Makhubu said there will be no deliveries yet until government gives directives on whether the ban is lifted or extended.
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