City of Cape Town pours 12 000 bottles of confiscated booze down the drain

Cape Town's City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith, on Thursday disposed of 12 000 bottles (8 169 litres) of alcohol confiscated over the past few months.

Thousands of litres of alcohol had been in storage for several months since being confiscated in terms of the City’s by-law that prohibits consumption of alcohol in public places.

Smith says they investigated the option of selling off the alcohol but disputes arose when it was revealed that council would then need a liquor license in order to do so.

The bulk of the issues relate to a moral judgement.

Alderman JP Smith, City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security

Smith says that it is hard to estimate what would have been resold.

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