E Cape liquor board berates revellers for breaking of COVID-19 rules

E Cape liquor board berates revellers for breaking of COVID-19 rules

Backlash continues over the breaking of COVID-19 regulations by patrons of a liquor outlet in East London, in the Eastern Cape.

Over the weekend, a video showing most of the revellers not wearing masks and not observing social distancing went viral on social media.

Buccaneers Bar and Restaurant also exceeded the stipulated venue capacity under level 3 lockdown.

According to the regulation, indoor gatherings may not exceed 50% of the venue capacity.

The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has condemned this and went with the police to verify the incident.

The organisation says the bar manager admitted guilt and was fined R5 000.

The board says it will continue working with SAPS to monitor and enforce compliance with COVID-19 19 regulations and trading conditions.

The Buffalo City Municipality has also slammed the breaking of the COVID-19 rules at the bar.

It’s urged businesses to put lives over profits and the liquor license regulators to take action against businesses that are breaking the law.

Water quality concerns hit Buffalo City Municipality

Water quality concerns hit Buffalo City Municipality

Residents in some parts of East London, in the Eastern Cape, have been complaining about the quality of water in the area.

They say the water smells bad and its taste is off.

However, authorities have moved to allay residents’ fears.

In a statement, the Buffalo City Municipality says the problem is possibly due to the seasonal algae bloom in the nearby dam.

“However, we can assure the public that the water is safe to drink as per the microbiological tests, which are done weekly on the potable water. Therefore no gastrointestinal infections or stomach pains may be associated with taste and odour on our water.”

The municipality says it has increased the dosage of powder activated carbon, which deals with taste and odour as from the past weekend.

Consumers who are still affected by the taste and odour are urged to report the matter or call the municipality’s Call Centre on 0437059234/5 for further investigations.