Alcohol industry distances itself from AB Inbev-owned SAB's legal action against state

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The government banned the sale of alcohol last month.
The government banned the sale of alcohol last month.
Jacques Stander

AB InBev-owned SA Breweries (SAB) appears to be on its own in its legal battle against the government's ban on the sale of alcohol, as the country's other liquor producers distance themselves from the court action.

The alcohol industry has been at loggerheads with the government following its decision to ban the sale of alcohol three times last year, with the current and third ban coming in December.

Its rationale for the ban is that alcohol consumption leads to an increase in violence and road accidents, which in turn lead to fewer hospital beds being available for Covid-19 patients.

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