Banning of alcohol saves 42 lives a day

Banning of alcohol saves 42 lives a day

Researchers from the South African Medical Research Council have conducted a research that complete restrictions imposed on alcohol during lockdown elimate the causes of unnatural deaths.

Professor Tom Moultrie, Director of UCT’s Centre for Actuarial Research said the research showed that the weekly number of unnatural deaths was 49% lower than expected during the Level 5 hard lockdown from March-May 2020, and was 26% lower than expected when the sale of alcohol was banned together with curfews of between 4 and 7 hours.

If South African government decides to introduce policies to impose complete restriction on sale of alcohol, that will require significant trade-offs in terms of economic activity, as well as lives and livelihoods”.

Nigeria honored Jacob Zuma

A bronze statue of Jacob Zuma was unveiled in Nigeria by Owelle Okorocha a governor of Nigeria’s Imo state on 15 October 2017.

The statue was erected to acknowledge the input Jacob Zuma has been made so far in South Africa and Africa as a whole.

Nigeria set a good example that African leaders should be recognized and honored in this manner.

It’s ironical to see statues of the individuals that contributed in the apartheid era still stand tall in the South African soil after 1994.