Calls to investigate alleged illegal liquor licence

2015-04-30 14:57


AFRIFORUM has called for an investigation into Downtown Tavern in Margate extension three’s liquor licence. The organisation says a police investigation into the tavern has revealed that its liquor licence was obtained outside of legal parameters.

In a statement, Chris Fourie, Provincial Co-ordinator for KZN AfriForum said Brigadier Moodley (Margate SAPS) confirmed in a telephonic discussion with AfriForum that the police investigated the claims of the liquor licence and found that the licence was fraudulently obtained and the SAPS will refer the matter to the office of the MEC for Community Safety and Liaison.

The statement further says AfriForum and the Margate community surrounding the tavern’s location had been waiting for months for a response from the local police station however none had since come forth.

“It is unacceptable for the community to wait for months for feedback from the SAPS. AfriForum will not hesitate to approach the provincial commissioner for assistance where the local­ SAPS fail in their duties,” said Afri-forum Margate branch chairperson Wessel Pretorius.

Margate SAPS spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka said when the tavern­ owner, Mr Pillay, first applied for the liquor licence, Margate SAPS told him it was “not recommended” due to previous complaints about the noise levels generated, but Pillay went ahead and took his application to the KZN liquor board, who approved it

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