North West Premier Thandi Modise has called
for a clampdown on illegal liquor trading.
This follows the murder of a 15-year-old
girl whose body was found dead in a shallow grave in Verdwaal village.
Premier Modise said communities need to work
with police to ensure that shebeens and taverns that have underage children as
patrons are closed and their trading licenses withdrawn.
Premier Modise spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele
said that Premier Modise has called for intensified enforcement of liquor laws
and that clamp down on liquor outlets that are violating their conditions of
adds that there is a need to reclaim streets and neighbourhoods from criminals as
it can’t be afforded to loose more children to lawlessness and the greed of
those who entice them with alcohol and drugs at these tender ages.
Kgwele said that the Minister has called on
the community to come forward with any information that might assist police in their
investigation and lead to arrests of the person or persons that are responsible
for the horrible matter.
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