Enyobeni Tavern shut down

Enyobeni Tavern in East London has been shut down as the South African Human Rights Commission probes the deaths of 21 minors.

On Sunday, 26 June, the teenagers' bodies were discovered at the venue, which was serving alcohol to the underage youngsters.

Read: East London tavern survivor, 17, who lost two friends 'fainted for three hours'

The youngest victim was just 13 years old, and the tavern owner reportedly faced criminal charges for violating the alcohol license terms.

On Monday, 27 June, the National Liquor Traders Council shared that the tavern owner violated the liquor license conditions at his establishment.

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The tavern owners should have done more to ensure that no underage patrons were served alcohol. While the cause of the 21 teenagers' deaths has not been confirmed, the tavern's doors will remain closed.

On Monday, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) served the owner's wife, Vuyokazi Ndevu, papers confirming the tavern will remain closed.

Read Vuyokazi Ndevu - Owner of Enyobeni tavern 'I am very sorry, I was not there'

While the investigations continue, the business is now a crime scene.

Apart from the tavern owners, there are calls for parents to be held accountable for negligent parenting.

Police Minister Bheki Cele said the children drank, felt dizzy, fell asleep and died.

There was no evidence of any injuries on their bodies, and survivors of the tragedy are being treated for various symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, headaches and tight chests.