Law bites as ‘‘cheeky’’ taverners loose their trading licences

2016-03-24 06:00
 Philippi’ Tshayisana Tarven one of the taverns who suffered penalties for failing to stick to license resolutions.  PHOTO: Mandla MAhashe

Philippi’ Tshayisana Tarven one of the taverns who suffered penalties for failing to stick to license resolutions. PHOTO: Mandla MAhashe

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Nyanga police are hoping harsh punishment meted to wayward tavern owners will teach others a lesson not to overstep the mark.

This week one tarven owner lost his license to trade while another one was heavily fined when they appeared in front of the liquor tribunal.

“The owner of Ziyabila Tavern in Crossroads has permanently lost his license and will never be able to sell liquor again, said police

While Tshayisana Tavern owner was fined R52 000 and Ngxangxasini Tavern’s licence has been suspended for six months,” revealed spokesperson Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi.

She said the finding were the result of weekly inspections conducted by the station to see if they were trading according the according to their licenses.

“There fines and withdrawal of the license was the results of tavern owners who did not trade according to their licenses.

Some would sell take-aways whilst not approved to do so, let clients have their drinks outside premises of which they were not supposed to, did not close as per their licenses,” said Sitshitshi.

“We would like to warn those who continue to disobey that they will follow suite and that Tavern owners must comply and trade responsible,” said Sitshitshi.

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