JOHANNESBURG – Liquor traders are pleading with the government not to act hastily in dealing with the fourth COVID-19 wave.

They fear the imposition of further alcohol bans will hurt players in the sector.

The National Liquor Traders’ Council says it’s willing to work with government to fight the pandemic.

It says the state must keep to its promise and follow the science.

They are also calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to talk to them about fighting the virus while saving jobs.

The sector was hit hard by continuous booze bans as the country tried to curb the spread of the virus. Source: eNCA