In news that will surprise precisely no-one, it seems the government has learnt nothing from the Covid lockdown. Or at least, Panyaza Lesufi hasn’t.

In a fit of inspiration last week, the premier and progenitor of a crime-fighting mini-me movement announced that Gauteng had halted the issuing of liquor licences. As eNCA reports, Lesufi said the provincial government had made the decision as a means to help end the war on drugs and the trade in illicit goods, and because alcohol is a gateway drug to other, stronger, substances...

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