Friday, March 13, 2009

New by-law to target shebeens and drug lords.

By Yamkela Xhaso
13 March

The City of Cape Town has come up with a draft of a new by-law will target drug lords and sheebeens.

The city says that punishment will punishment will range from between R20 000 and two year imprisonment.

Councillor Glen Kleinsmith, Chairperson of the Drug Busters, City of Cape Town said the bylaw is still at the beginning stages and still needs to be scrutinised by their legal department, go to the legislator process and will include public participation process.

“The proposed bylaw is however a clear indication of the council’s commitment in stepping out alcohol and drug abuse”

He said that they will explore every aspect of the law to challenge drug dealers and sheebens. The will include issuing fines and demolishing illegal structures and strengthen its regulations.

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