GEORGE NEWS - Residents of Zone 6 in Tabata Street, Thembalethu, joined the festive vibe opposite Blue Tavern last Saturday, 26 September, where representatives of Thembalethu Police, George Traffic Department, the Community Police Forum and Distell combined efforts during an awareness campaign for responsible drinking.
Col Douw Herbst, station commander of Thembalethu Police, said this area has been identified as a hotspot for liquor-related crimes. "Pre Covid-19 we regularly engaged with the community through awareness outreaches.
"This is the first one in a long time, raising awareness around responsible drinking," said Herbst.
Distell sales manager Nkosi Mkhambi said they jumped at the opportunity to be part of the programme the moment they were invited to take part in the event.
"There is something like 'enough'. We should drink to share memorable moments," said Mkhambi. "Don't drink and drive, don't sell liquor to someone who is already intoxicated and don't sell liquor to underage individuals."
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