Kgafela plans chibuku ban

Hardly two months after he banned Khadi in his jurisdiction, Bakgatla paramount chief, Kgafela II told The Monitor on Friday that he will soon announce a plan to outlaw Chibuku - another traditional beer.

While Khadi is brewed at home, Chibuku is a factory product from Botswana Breweries. But like Khadi, Chibuku is mainly sold in homes at drinking holes known as shebeens. Kgafela told The Monitor that shebeens have been identified as contributing to moral decay and they must be closed.

"Yes, you can quote me on that. The next move will be to close the shebeens. They are illegal operations under the law, especially reading the Trade and Liquor Act of 2003, which was never implemented until the minister chose to exempt Chibuku traders from the regulations through the amended Liquor Act of 2008," Kgafela said. He blamed the political leadership for the proliferation of shebeens in the country.

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