Unban the sale of Alcohol

Unban the sale of Alcohol

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Jennifer Henry started this petition to The President of South Africa and

Are we being judged for enjoying a glass of wine with our meal, a beer while manning the braai or a night cap? 

Are our rights being infringed on because of some unseen political arm wrestling? 

I came across a post on Swisherpost as to why alcohol should remain banned and it really grates my nerves. This blogger practically says that every person who enjoys a glass of wine with their meal is an alcoholic and likely depressed. To me we live in a democracy where people have choice. You can give your opinion but don’t infringe on people’s rights by insulting people.

What I find unethical about the whole banning is that SA can export wine to countries who are suffering from the pandemic but people in our country can’t buy wine.

Fatty and unhealthy food weakens your immune system too so why allow delivery of fast foods?  That’s a life style choice too. One of the arguments is that we want to keep hospital beds free and to minimize alcohol related cases. So why not open up the sale of Alcohol and monitor the situation and pull back again when necessary? 

While the new alert framework has some indicators it’s actually vague with no hard indicators that we can keep track of to know in which direction we are heading. Therefore we can be kept at level 4 indefinitely! I sympathize that it is a balancing act but when the rules start changing and there is a lack of transparency people have a right to challenge.

i am not a huge alcohol drinker but I would certainly love a glass of red wine with a curry one of these cold winter days. 

Very few countries have limited or banned alcohol and cigarettes- while everyone is saying South Africa is different I am wondering more and more why? The logic is lost on me as is the billions in lost economic revenue.

Therefore, please sign this petition to unban the Sale of Alcohol in South Africa during the Level 4 lockdown. 

Cheers!

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