Media personality Khanyi Mbau took to social media to plead with government to consider allowing the sale of alcohol for a limited number of days per week.
This to save the liquor industry and the livelihoods of its employees.
She posted a video on her Twitter account.
“The reason that I'm raising this is because it's January, schools are about to reopen, there are families, people that work in the liquor industry that cannot go back to work, earn a living to support their families and make sure that their children go to school,” she said in the video.
“I am in the alcohol industry. I have gin. What happens to my staff? What do I do to help them live their lives and have a better 2021 that was better than 2020? I feel like maybe we need to look at another strategy instead of banning it completely, maybe have a few days open just to support the industry so people can live,” she said.
She also urged alcohol consumers to drink in their homes, wear masks and avoid gatherings.
“Drink responsibly. Consume your alcohol in your house alone and wear a mask. Wear a mask. Corona is a thing because now we are costing families their income, kids won’t be able to go to school, get uniforms and books due to the alcohol ban,” she said.
Watch the full video below:
— KHANYI MBAU (@MbauReloaded) January 4, 2021