Almost 100 shebeens shut down in Limpopo in wake of Cele's festive season visit

2019-12-23 22:18
Police Minister Bheki Cele called for taverns operating without permits to be shut down within 48 hours. (File photo: Christopher Moagi)

Police Minister Bheki Cele called for taverns operating without permits to be shut down within 48 hours. (File photo: Christopher Moagi)

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A festive season operation has netted at least 380 people for liquor-related offences in Limpopo where 98 shebeens have been shut down, according to local police.

Officers also confiscated large quantities of liquor, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.

"Twenty-nine licensed liquor premises were charged for non-compliance," Mojapelo said. The operation was conducted from last Wednesday until Sunday.

Mojapelo said officers would continue to conduct inspections on licensed liquor premises to ensure compliance with the Liquor Act.

On Friday, Police Minister Bheki Cele called for taverns operating without permits to be shut down within 48 hours.

Cele was addressing the media in Diepsloot in Gauteng during a festive season operation.  

"We are making a call to make this place safer. You don't have to have taverns that close at four in the morning," he said at the time.  

He also expressed concern that some taverns allowed minors on the premises.

"We don't have taverns that are not respecting the law and are not compliant [and] we find the under-18s there, finding them making noise there.

"So the instruction is that those that do not have permits or licences must shut down within 48 hours."

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