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People working in the restaurant industry protests against the South African lockdown restrictions. (Photo by Gallo Images/Nardus Engelbrecht)
People working in the restaurant industry protests against the South African lockdown restrictions. (Photo by Gallo Images/Nardus Engelbrecht)

A group of restaurants have accused government and more specifically Health Minister Zweli Mhkize of double-speak in their bid to overturn the alcohol ban .

In a 128-page replying affidavit submitted to the Western Cape High Court, the group led by Cape Town-based Chefs Warehouse restaurants, argued that it made no sense for government to insist that all provinces be dealt with at the same time and equally, as Covid-19 peaks occurred at different times.

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