ANCYL renews call to ban booze on Sundays

Ntwaagae Seleka

Ntwaagae Seleka

Newly elected ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has renewed the call to ban alcohol on Sundays and says South Africa should declare an alcohol-free day at least once a week.

Malema was speaking at an anti-crime campaign march in Sebokeng on Friday.

He said alcohol should not be sold and consumed on Sundays.

"Taverns, shebeens and bottle-stores should not operate on Sundays," Malema said.

He was echoing a controversial call made earlier by Fikile Mbalula, his predecessor.

Malema said that some outlets were selling liquor to under-aged children.

"At least once a week South Africa should have a sober day. Alcohol contributes to crime," he said.