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Monday, August 8, 2011

Beer to be banned Sundays — New law

CABINET is considering a policy that will see supermarkets, shops and bottle stores only being allowed to sell alcoholic drinks between 6am and 7am, while the selling of beer will be banned after midday on Sunday.

The tough regulations contained in the National Alcohol Policy that were first unveiled last year by The Standard will have far-reaching effects on the sale of beer and the thriving leisure industry.

Timothy Stamps, a health advisor to President Robert Mugabe who is behind the policy last week revealed that it was now closer to becoming law after it was forwarded to Cabinet.

But the former Health and Child Welfare minister said the new regulations were not new but government wanted to ensure that they were properly enforced. > > > > Read More