selling alcohol to underage kids

The National Liquor Traders Council (NLTC) says the East London tavern owner broke a cardinal rule by selling alcohol to underage kids.
“Alcohol should not be sold to persons under the age of 18,” was a rule that was not reinforced at the tavern where 22 youngsters died.

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Parents are now calling for the tavern to be closed.

Lucky Ntimane, from the NLTC said he consulted with Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner, Gen. Fannie Masemola.
“The underlying issue is the relative ease that establishments are granted liquor licenses. Without subjecting owners to further scrutiny, to determine if someone qualifies to get the license.”

Sharing the same sentiments, Bheki Cele feels the outlet owner should not have violated the terms of the liquor trading license.

The bodies of 21 underage children were found at the Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park, East London on Sunday morning.

While details surrounding the circumstances of their deaths are still unknown, parents want the tavern owner to be held responsible.

Footage of the tavern being overcrowded have since been shared on social media. The youngest victim was 13-years old, and whilst it’s being reported that the youngsters were exposed to some sort of lethal gas or poison, police are still investigating the deaths.

There is also speculation that the kids had overdosed on a new drug that was available at the tavern.