IN PICS | South Africans wake up bright and early to queue for booze
South Africans lined up to wait for liquor stores across the country to open their doors for the first time since the start of the coronavirus lockdown.
Today marks the first day of level 3 in SA and also the day that the ban on the sale of alcohol is lifted.
It has been 67 days since South Africans have been able to purchase alcohol after the alcohol ban that was announced by police minister Bheki Cele on March 25 to help curb the spread of Covid-19 — two days before the country went into a 21-day national lockdown.
Bert Johannes said he wanted to come early so that he could get all of his “good stuff”.
“I knew that today is going to be hectic. So I figured I might as well bring my camp chair and be early so I can get my beer,” he said.
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