This evening, the Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the sale of alcohol and cigarettes would still not be allowed under level 4 lockdown.

She said from the over 70,000 submissions made by the public on the relaxation of regulations, over 2,000 of them objected to the sale of cigarettes.

Dlamini-Zuma also said the ban on alcohol sale had assisted in the fight against coronavirus.

“Even if you make your own alcohol at home, don’t distribute it to others”.