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80 taverns closed down in Soweto

By Sapa | Aug 18, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 30 ]

Police closed down eighty taverns and shebeens across Soweto over the weekend for operating without permits, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

"The eighty owners were arrested and charged. Police also confiscated all the alcohol at these establishments," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

The crime swoop was conducted by female police officers as part of the August Women's Month operations, said Makhubela.

The tavern owners would appear at various courts in Soweto soon on charges of operating illegal liquor outlets.


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bravo to the women now what happened to the confiscated alcohol

Aug 18, 2014 9:12 | 1 replies


its in various evidence lockers..hahahaha

Aug 18, 2014 9:23 | 0 replies


they drink it :)

Aug 18, 2014 9:22 | 0 replies


Guess how many opened just minutes after the raids .

Aug 18, 2014 9:44 | 0 replies


80, that's a lot. so next time I go to kasi I must buy my booze upfront, other wise i'll have to queue at Liquor City. The must apply and get their licences, some of them are supporting their families with the little they get from trading with alcohol.

Aug 18, 2014 9:49 | 0 replies


Where they think people going to drown their sorrows

Aug 18, 2014 10:27 | 1 replies


@Home_wrecker, they want us to support Sedibeng, Chafpozi, Mabaleng, Tinties, Tyson and the likes. Those are the people who lodge complains about these small taverns because they have to share customers with them

Aug 18, 2014 10:32 | 1 replies


I don't mind to support eMabaleng, but Tinties hai khona.

Aug 18, 2014 11:49 | 0 replies


Where in Soweto, because Diepkloof taverns were all business as usual and I know they dont have Licenses, or you only close those that did not have bribe money?

Aug 18, 2014 10:32 | 0 replies


Moerskont dimpya tsa soweto ke matagwa yong so many taverns?? They only have 32 schools and 80 taverns dimpya tse.

Aug 18, 2014 10:44 | 2 replies


Kikikiiiiii......ja neh

Aug 18, 2014 10:48 | 1 replies


Chunku are you also a drunkard from soweto?

Aug 18, 2014 11:0 | 1 replies


No Nongy I'm not

Aug 18, 2014 11:7 | 1 replies


why are you hiding who you really are? uyazi nawe you have a crate with your name on it ematarven ase jabulani.

Aug 18, 2014 11:32 | 1 replies


Skopo shut up I'm talking to your elder la mnxxxx

Aug 18, 2014 11:33 | 1 replies


manje uyazifihla kuma elder? tjo! mina ngikwazi uphezu kwamatafula nge milk stout dancing to mercy phakela

Aug 18, 2014 11:34 | 1 replies


Mccccc.....hai suka ustout yazi

Aug 18, 2014 11:35 | 1 replies



Aug 18, 2014 11:36 | 0 replies


32 schools. 80 tarvens..kwaaaakwakwakwakwakwa..bhu fatse

Aug 18, 2014 11:44 | 0 replies


Viva more taverns Viva!

Aug 18, 2014 11:3 | 1 replies


eish Home, you are steamy hot, i must say

Aug 18, 2014 12:33 | 0 replies


u see..then the serious crime rate will increase because now those people who were trying to make a living though the tavern have to find other means to get money...mxm go arrest killers, rapists & robbers maan...

Aug 18, 2014 12:40 | 2 replies
Aug 18, 2014 12:41 | 0 replies


considering most of violent crimes in the township is caused by ppl who have been drinking in the shebeens, shebeens are crime dens, and points of anti social activities, such as drunk men exposing themselves in hte streets as they pee everywhere in the process spreading germs, I also read last week a child was raped in the shebeen in the toilet,

Aug 18, 2014 1:22 | 0 replies


Shame they targeted Soweto out of all the places, ba le nyaditse...they won't set foot mo sgandav, go tla lla okapi

Aug 18, 2014 12:54 | 1 replies


maybe they didn't give enough bribes...lol

Aug 18, 2014 1:19 | 0 replies


I still wana be a metro police the street benefits r unlimited free booze, free sex, you get paid money for pulling cars over and more when the driver is drunk. At Home Wrecker I kept thinking of you everytime I drank liquor this weekend. I even prayed for u, father bless those boobs

Aug 18, 2014 1:7 | 0 replies