The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has condemned the operations of South African Breweries (SAB) and the wine industry during the national lockdown, refuting their categorisation as essential services.
In a Twitter post today, 9 April 2020, South African political party, EFF, rejected the movement of alcohol by SAB. The statement detailed the reasoning behind their disapproval, claiming that the transportation of alcohol is risking the lives of drivers for a non-essential service. The EFF has appealed to the South African government to revoke the permits, saying that the relevant employers must be investigated.
The political party went on to further reject the recent provisions for the Stellenbosch lobby, which allows them to export wine despite the nationwide lockdown. The EFF stated, “To allow them to continue to export and profit from wine while many other industries have come to a halt is an expression of how great the capture this lobby has over government.”
See the full statement below.
EFF Rejects The Movement of Alchohol by SAB and Johann Rupert pic.twitter.com/zYoo3rp5QO
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) April 9, 2020