Sunday Times

She should drink her words


To transport alcohol, or not, this long weekend? What? Yes, this simple question caused confusion on news websites and talk shows simply because, it appears, the minister of co-operative governance & traditiona­l affairs dared answer the question without having read the government gazette she signed. Yes, Mamparas do this a lot. They just sign. Don’t read. Go to a press conference. Simply use logic, right? Wrong! The regulation­s were illogical in the first place. How can you reduce the number of accidents while allowing people to drink away from home? Read the regulation­s!

Anyway, for the transport of alcohol to be prohibited, the gazette needs to say so. How complex can that be, dear Mampara?

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