A group of armed robbers have targeted a truck in Isando, near Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport. The daring raid took place on Sunday, after crooks gained access to a ‘superlink’ lorry that was transporting liquor.
Under the current terms of our third lockdown alcohol ban, the sale of liquor and public consumption has been outlawed. The transportation of booze between two points has also been prohibited, unless it’s for business reasons and traders have obtained the correct paperwork to do so.
However, there isn’t a form on earth that permits you to acquire alcohol via a ‘stick-em-up’. The incident has set tongues wagging on social media, given that the most precious commodity in the country now seems to be liquor. Police are continuing to investigate, and remain at the scene on Sunday afternoon.
Level 3 restrictions are set to be reviewed this week, and there’s a staunch campaign to ease some of the rules relating to the alcohol ban. South African Breweries (SAB) are planning a course of litigation against the government, as they prepare to submit court papers challenging the prohibition. A ‘family meeting’ with Cyril Ramaphosa also looms large…