Trading in cigarettes could lead to criminal record, says minister
While illegal, a record for such a minor infraction could lead to thousands of South Africans having their future job prospects scuppered
Police Minister Bheki Cele says those caught buying or selling cigarettes will be prosecuted and so have a criminal record.
During a parliamentary question and answer session on Tuesday, MPs asked Cele whether it was fair for individuals to receive a criminal record for just buying a cigarette. He said the courts have “confirmed that you cannot buy a cigarette; it is illegal”...