It feels like ‘heaven on earth’ as alcohol sales soar in Tembisa

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Muzi and his crew began drinking at 9am because they waited long enough, they say. Picture: Muhammad Hussain/City Press
Muzi and his crew began drinking at 9am because they waited long enough, they say. Picture: Muhammad Hussain/City Press

“The gates of heaven have finally been opened!”

At 9am on Monday the sale of alcohol was unbanned, and these were the words of those who were first in line – not at the Pearly Gates – but at Liquor City in Tembisa.

It was 66 days since the government had banned the sale of alcohol as part of a raft of regulations to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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