Political spat over champagne breakfasts

2013-12-05 08:49

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Johannesburg - The ANC has called a last minute recommendation by the DA into Cape Town's draft liquor by-law discriminatory, The Star reported on Thursday.

Democratic Alliance councillor Taki Amira reportedly made a recommendation on Wednesday to the City of Cape Town councillors that the draft by-law be amended in the section regarding champagne breakfasts.

Amira reportedly asked that the word "liquor" be replaced with "sparkling wine" as the alcoholic beverage allowed at breakfast events.

"This is a discrimination to some of the people who don't believe in sparkling wine," ANC councillor Daniel Mphila was quoted as saying.

He reportedly said that he would want to drink traditional beer with breakfast.

"This thing is against the Constitution. It is discriminatory," Mphila reportedly said.

The city's councillors approved the new by-law - Control of Undertakings that Sell Liquor to the Public, 2013 - on Wednesday.

It was expected to come into effect on 1 February.
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