Every time I hear another politician trumpet some kind of victory for the alcohol ban by claiming that it decreased trauma cases in hospitals, I want to scream. It may be an irrational reaction, but the flashpoint of the madness of the ANC’s response to Covid has driven me to it. 

Of course reducing alcohol consumption will bring down road accidents and fights in bars or taverns. But there is another thing that can produce a similar result: it’s called policing. ..

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