04 December 2017
For immediate release
EASTERN CAPE LIQUOR BOARD LAUNCHES FESTIVE SEASON IN MTHATHA
In its efforts to reduce road fatalities that are associated with drunk driving and drunken walking by road users, Eastern Cape Liquor Board will be launching the festive season campaign in Mthatha in partnership with Heineken and King Sabatha Dalindyebo.
N2 road is notorious of road fatalities and has since been identified as a hotspot.
Over the past Festive season Eastern Cape has experienced the second highest number of road fatalities, and driving under the influence of alcohol is cited among the main contributors.
Our message during this Festive Season is that if you are having a drink, don’t drive and don’t walk on the public roads when you are under the influence of alcohol; drinking and driving ruins lives! If you are a passenger never get in a car with a drunk driver; instead report the driver to police. Consequences of drunk driving are calamitous, and we urge all the drivers to avoid the sadness, the loss, the grief that accompanies each and every needless death.
Please remember: If you’re found guilty of drunk driving you could face up to six years in jail and you could be liable for fines of up to R120 000. Your driver’s licence could also be suspended. This means that you will have a criminal record which will impact your life forever.
We urge all our liquor traders not to sell alcohol to patrons who drive vehicles, or else they must arrange for them to be driven home. We further remind them to adhere to trading conditions of their liquor licenses, which include – among other things – opening and closing at the prescribed times; not selling to underage people; ensuring maximum security at their outlets; and not playing loud music that disturbs neighbours.
Details of the event are as follows:
Venue: Mthatha – eMakhaphetshwini
Date: 07 December 2017
For further enquiries you can contact ECLB Spokesperson Mr. Mgwebi Msiya on 060 501 6418 0r Contact Senior Communication Officer, Pumlani Fani on 060 554 6950.