Traders continue to plead with government to lift ban on tobacco products
Written by Lethiwe Mdluli on 22 May, 2020
The South African Informal Traders Alliance has pleaded with the government to urgently lift the ban on tobacco sales, as it is diverting much-needed income from the informal trade to illicit criminal networks.
The alliance represents hawkers, spaza shop owners, and home-based operators in all provinces.
National president, Rosheda Muller, says many scientists have stated that there is no evidence to support the ban.
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Meanwhile President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has promised to look into requests by religious leaders to have places of worship reopened.
He held a meeting with religious leaders. Leaders of Muslim and Jewish communities say the president assured them that he will engage other stakeholders on their request.
Different religious groups want services reopened under strict guidelines.
By: Gagasi FM News