See you in court: Cabinet takes a hard line on tobacco sales ban
Tussle between government and tobacco industry stakeholders hots up
Minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu has ruled out any possibility of talks with the cigarette industry, saying the cabinet will not back down on its decision to ban the sale of cigarettes.
The government is taking a hard line and will not refer the matter to mediation — an option introduced in the lockdown regulations to try to avoid costly court action by aggrieved parties. ..