South Africa’s police minister Beki Cele was recently recorded destroying booze in the Western Cape, an action that earned a comic tag, “Minister of Alcohol.”
The police minister has spearheaded the destruction of illegal liquor while noting that while there are legal alcohol traders, they will not escape the slap of the law if they should go against laid-down guidelines.
According to the minister, 20,000 liters of illegal alcohol were destroyed and another 50,000 liters will be destroyed after concluding court processes on the same.
The minister traces crimes like gender-based violence, rape and murder to the trade in illegal booze. So, according to him, there has to be zero tolerance to booze that’s traded illegally. You can check out the video.
[MUST WATCH] Police Minister General Bheki Cele is at this hour destroying alchohol that has been confiscated by @SAPoliceService from illegal establishments and police search and seizure ops conducted across the Cape Town metropole from 15th of October 2021 to 16th of December. pic.twitter.com/fyUdMR6agg
— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) December 20, 2021
there’s no outright ban on booze right now. People can still trade in booze, but they have to follow laid-down rules and not trade on what’s illegal. The minister insists the police will continue the crackdown on peddlers of illegal liquor.
Some social media users were having trouble understanding the minister’s motivations, though. Some have mocking asked if he’s the minister of alcohol.
Bheki Cele has an unhealthy obsession with alcohol. Who told him he is the Minister of Alcohol? Criminals are running rampant and here he is with his fedora hat, ubizy nge beverage pic.twitter.com/7FwnFKpEvt
— King Ash (@KingAshX69) December 21, 2021
Bheki Cele must just be minister of Alcohol
— Lebza (@Hlalele01) December 20, 2021
Bheki Cele is one of the useless ministers in cabinet. We are faced with rape, murder, GBV and many other serious social ills. All he does is chase after alcohol. What is this person paid for? What has he achieved? @SAPoliceService Same as this kaka @MbalulaFikile
— Ngwane ka Lobamba (@LobambaKa) December 21, 2021
Bheki Cele must decide whether he's minister of alcohol or police.
— STHEBE (@sthebeworldwide) December 21, 2021
well, it remains to be seen what impact the current crackdown will have on the dale of booze in South Africa. Stay tuned for more details.