Dlamini-Zuma: Law must apply for those trying to obtain illegal cigarettes

The sale of cigarettes remains prohibited under alert level 3.

2020-05-28 05:47:00 PM

Dlamini-Zuma: Law must apply for those trying to obtain illegal cigarettes

The sale of cigarettes remains prohibited under alert level 3.

JOHANNESBURG - Minister of Cooperative Governance Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the law must take its course when people try to buy illegal cigarettes.Dlamini-Zuma was answering questions during a media briefing by the National Coronavirus Command Council on Thursday.

Pregnant woman murdered in home invasion on KZN farm | News24 Will govt heed calls to give Mary Twala a state funeral? OPINION | 100 days of lockdown: The flaws are starting to show | News24

"I think it's important that where there's crime, crime is attended to. If you see crime report it to the police, if people are doing something illegal about cigarettes, the law must take its course," she said.The NCCC has submitted about 4,000 pages on why smoking during the pandemic is risky.

WATCH:The submission follows a court application by the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association to challenge the cigarette ban.South Africa moves to alert level 3 of the lockdown from 1 June.- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Help protect your loved ones by sharing this officialwith your family, friends and community.Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

Read more: eNCA »

Law must apply for her corruption I wouldve lifted the cigarette prohibition first atleast we would have sober drivers DlaminiZuma ...it does not help submitting pages and pages of rubbish to the courts... Answer us this, what have you done to PutSACitizensFirstNow? Farmers are being affected as well... It's not as narrow as you want it to be.

David_Makhura DlaminiZuma mzwandileMasina CdeDada LindiweSisuluSA FaithMazibukoSA Faiezj CyrilRamaphosa tito_mboweni Cele, u are taking this this way too far..stop harassing smokers. When are you going to PutSACitizensFirstNow? We sre not criminals because we smoke cigarettes 😡 Wow They are afraid of the bull now they go for a chicken

Tsek! Then investigate her and off to jail she'll go. Jou ma het sekerlik ooknie van jou gehou nie, nes die res van die nasie... Sedatives like phenobarbital, pentobarbital (Nembutal), and secobarbital (Seconal). They help with anxiety, sleep problems, and some seizures. But if you take more than prescribed, you can get addicted.

High doses can cause trouble breathing, especially if you use them when you drink alcohol. Products have labels, warning the abuse of drugs and the side effects same as the tobacco you banned but yet these products are not banned. By your logic tobacco products are bad for your health and this then constatutes a ban. So why not ban other products bad for your health?

CyrilRamaphosa DrZweliMkhize now that you allow alcohol to be sold and ppl on medication... The combination is fatal. You allow this and the most vulnerable are the homeless elderly and those who require constant supervision. Should you then not ban all OTC drugs too? The fact that you can buy over-the-counter medication without prescription does not mean that these types of drugs can’t be deadly when abused in excess. These drugs can be purchased in any local shop without prescription, there is a common misconception that they are “safe”

The most commonly abused OTC drug is DXM or “dextromethorphan” found in many cough, cold and flu medications. Other OTC medications include weight loss drugs such as laxatives, diuretics and diet pills. All of which can ultimately be fatal if over used or not used as intended. Over the counter medication (OTC) includes commonly available substances such as cough medicine, slimming tablets, motion sickness tablets and general diuretics.

Get knotted NDZ... Start with you and where can I get legal cigarettes Who do you think will point where they buy illegal cigarettes. No one will wana loose the taste of cigarettes But not to you? Wonder if her doek is nat? NkosazanaDlaminiZuma endthelockdownSA mychoice ConstitutionalRights ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

What about the tobacco barons who are selling them, oh yeah they don't worry because they have family and friends in high places. When elections comes up, they can make huge donations, very probable. Why are they so hung up on smoker? 🤯 there are thousands of other serious criminals out in the big corrupt land that we call SA

People are craving for this thing If we die we die nobody gonna live in this world forever I think y'all feel me Easy lock up 11,000,000 people, or allow sales of cigarettes... Law should be invoked for people over 70 who is overheating Jackson Mthemba said on radio this morning that he doesn't see the ban continuing on Level 2 .... ?! Let's see what Madam has to say first !

Somewhat contradictory ... With her apparent schannigans ?! 😡 Snitches get stitches. This is funny. Who in their right mind will want to keep our courts all full with this noncence. Good luck with that! Clearly you have NO idea how black market deals work. Once you open that door (and I did warn in March), you are screwed forever.......and you are not Liam Neeson 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Must I say it or is this meme enough? But NDZ. We're confused. The law doesn't apply to ancoldguard you, your son, or your ex-husband.... KWAAAAK There are many people selling cigarettes around campus Square in Auckland Park. but not for those who earn from illegal cigarettes :-) NDZ wants to assert her authority and flex her muscles 💪

For what? Let them smoke till they die its their choice after all. They must manage the borders first. South African laws are like a 'dog without teeth' This woman has lost her mind. She wants to criminalise 10 million South Africans to advance her Marxist ideals in a Democratic country. The President has to step in and stop this circus fast.

Do we really give a crap what she says. Seriously The dumb cow. What about those selling them? What's worse are idiotic ministers like DlaminiZuma who are on a power trip, trying to implement prohibition And and CyrilRamaphosa DlaminiZuma and what? My uncle died,and no-one in his immediate family smoke,the till slips were in his G.W.M bakkie,that got sold I am fetching 30 cartons of Marlboro cigarettes tomorrow,that was given to me,does that make me a criminal?,oh crap tomorrow i might have several police stations after me

Yeah just not to those late loot billions from the state or poor communities or make terrifying HIV policies and are never held to account for resultant death and agony... It's illegal to sell not buy as far as i remember any court will laugh at this. The seller however might have some trouble

I am not Adriano Mazzotti’s friend, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma tells MPsThe minister says she is not friends with Adriano Mazzotti and defends the ban on cigarettes throughout the Covid-19 lockdown 👀 Your his lackey

ANC MPs rally around Dlamini-Zuma after ‘class suicide’ questionDA MP George Michalakis asked which social class Dlamini-Zuma wanted to commit suicide, referring to a statement she made on 25 April. dlaminizuma understood 'what is happening on the ground' with regard to cigarettes and 'the collective is correct''. Which collective DlaminiZuma ? The two rabid brain cells you have left? Why is everyone so scared of this woman? It was a very good question posed to NDZ - who is the class that should commit suicide as per uour statement - 'These opportunities call for more sacrifices and – if needs be – what Amilcar Cabral called ‘class suicide’, wherein we must rally behind the common cause.

'I am not Mazzotti's friend': Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to MPsCo-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday distanced herself from alleged cigarette smuggler Adriano Mazzotti. Is that y she doesn't wana lift the ban on smokes maybe. Did he not make gud on any deal meal. So this may be ur revenge hmmmm Will she distance herself from her own son ...? Don't think so . Electioneering is expensive! You don't need to be friends to be co workers 🥱🙄🙄🙄🤣🤣🤣🤣

AfriForum serves lawyer’s letter on Dlamini Zuma, threatens legal action if tobacco ban is not liftedAfriForum has served a lawyer's letter on the ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Health requesting that the smoking ban be lifted by June 1. It's about time... Dlamini Zuma is being targeted by racists like AdvBMkhwebane

KHAYA SITHOLE: Does Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma have 3,500 reasons to ban tobacco?Minister’s submission to court needs to be clear and concise if the government wants to convince South Africans of its stance Paywall article. Mxm! ☹️ A white monopoly cabal media masquerading as journalist asking silly question NEVER!!🤣🤣 NDZMustFall

This is why we banned cigarette sales: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma tells courtThe overarching rationale behind temporarily banning the sale of tobacco products during level 4 of the lockdown was to protect human life and health and to reduce the potential strain on the health-care system This ban is actually stupid. A Ban should be 1 week. Not go on for 2 months and allow the blackmarket to thrive. You ban anything and af ter some time it wil be replaced by something else better cheaper or low quality. Look at what happens in marriages She protect people Protect human life? So you can torture them with starvation, depression and poverty. Release 19000 prisoners because this is for our safety So it's okay for me to die at a murderers hands but not from my own choices.!! Whooptifuckendoo