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OPINION : Why The Cigarette Ban Will Be Lifted Next Week

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There is an ongoing debate on different platforms all across social media as to the cigarette ban being lifted in South Africa. After many moons and months, smokers have felt the heavy toll and blunt of the lockdown as the ban on cigarettes seem to have been the only thing still remaining.

An anonymous writer has submitted on why they feel the cigarette ban will be lifted. Banning cigarettes has seen a lot of business falling down, the country losing a lot of tax. On the other hand, the black market has emerged as other neighboring countries are now taking it to their own advantage of the situation in the country at the moment by smuggling cigarettes which there are selling at a high cost

The debate in the courtroom has not been taken well with the smokers. The law keeps stating that at the moment there are not willing to lift the ban, but they managed to lift alcohol ban. The lifting of the alcohol ban has also come

Incorrect estimates of how many smokers will get Covid-19, incorrect study references, outdated science from the Nineties, and studies picked to show the negative effects of smoking on patients all became known in court this week.

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Cigarrette ban to be lifted this week according to an opinion writer

This is what minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has apparently used to justify the tobacco sales ban. The state’s argument is contained in court papers after the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association challenged the decision. It seems not only did Dlamini Zuma overstep her powers, but she also did so with no valid scientific basis.

State lawyers argued that she (Ministry) did not purposely mislead SA but was simply a blunder were some reports duplicated in numbers.

The 3-month ban has simply created an illicit market that is thriving and ensuring the supply of black market cigarettes for around R200 a box.

The judgment will be heard in a private hearing in the next few days.

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Palesa Exposes #Amabishop Bishop Julius. His Weakness Revealed

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The latest episode of #Amabishop started in a hit conversion. Nimrod Nkosi still continues to expose fake pastors. In the laest episode the panel was very more formal and Bishop exposed each other. We come across prophet Palesa who said she had a weakness of dating woman. She was exposed to the weakness of being a lesbian for two years. Palesa was possessed with “spirit of lesbianism.”Palesa had a dream 1st then later she found herself in the confusion.

The moment Palesa started relaying her story, Julius commented to say people must not speak on behalf of victims of the things that did not experience personally, he further denied knowing her. Palesa before leaving she said she did not experience Mommy 1st hand. Bishop Julius has been exposed of spirit of weakness and famousness. Palesa has exposed him after he died knowing her in national tv. Palesa said that she is his friend, they know each other, they communicate and share but Bishop Julius is denying everything including not knowing her. Bishop Julius denied knowing her because he is suing the lady R500 000.

Bishop Julius says he doesn’t know anything the lady is talking about. Imagine coming to #AmaBishop to discuss other people’s sgaxas only for your tea to be served during the show. Palesa amd Bishop Julius knows each other and they know each other’s secrets. That’s the only reason why his denies knowing her.This one needed the wisdom of Bishop Maponga and Pastor Makhado. Julius seems to be hiding something. He’s not saying much regarding tonight’s topic @MojaLoveTv #Amabishop

This Pastor has got his own scandals. Last time when he was here you could see his hiding something. They way he was defending corrupt Pastors. We can now agree to something that sometimes people’s change in sexuality could be a spirit that has possessed them.

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BREAKING NEWS | Chicco Twala Arrested

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Music producer Chicco Twala was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting and pointing a firearm at a City Power technician on Sunday night. Chicco Twala Arrested

The incident took place outside his Bloubosrand home studios in the north of Johannesburg when the technicians were responding to a power outage complaint. Power in the area had been out since Wednesday. ..

Twala is alleged to have pulled out a gun, cocked it, and put it to the head of one of the contractors. He then slapped him and choked him, pinning him to the ground.

Police spokesperson Brig Brenda Muridili confirmed that a 59 year-old man was arrested for assault and pointing of a firearm in Randburg.

“It is alleged the suspect and a complainant had [an] altercation where the suspect then pointed the complainant with a firearm,” she said. “Two toy guns were confiscated from the suspect.”

According to City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena, they are yet to restore power in the area as technicians are fearing for their lives.

Mangena said the utility’s test branch located the fault and were working towards repairs and restoration when Twala approached them and told them to leave because he had electricity. Mangena said the musician’s power comes from a different substation from that of other people in his street.

“The teams told him they have every right to be there and work on the network on the pavement where municipal servitude runs. The resident is said to have pulled out a gun, cocked it, and put it to the head of one of the contractors. He then slapped him and choked him, pinning him to the ground.

Chicco Twala arrested

Chicco Twala arrested

Son after his arrest Twala released a statement that read: “Finally I got arrested for pointing a toy gun to two men whom I thought were cable thieves who caused a blackout to six houses. For me, my arrest is a victory to me and a defeat all to all the evil people who portray me as a Mafia behind the Senzo Meyiwa’s killing. My arrest is proof that I am not above the law and can be arrested if any person lays criminal charges against me.

He continued: I am texting from my cell as we speak waiting for my lawyers to bail me out but overall I am happy that it happened. To my haters have fun and celebrate my arrest.

Chicco Twala arrested

Chicco Twala arrested

Chicco Twala has found himself on the firing line for his role in the Senzo Meyiwa death. Many believe he has a hand in protecting his son who many believe played a hand in Senzo Meyiwa’s death. The Senzo Meyiwa trial has been filled with drama and delays that had people wondering if there are big names involved in the Senzo Meyiwa death.

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King Monada Refuses To Pay The Zimbabweans Who Built His Mansion

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A Zimbabwean handyman claims King Monada owes him more than R50k for work that was completed on the musician’s multi-million rand mansion.

Award-winning musician King Monada unveiled his multimillion-rand mansion in Tzaneen, Limpopo earlier this month but it seems all that glitters isn’t gold…

According to DailySun, the musician commissioned Munya Chihuri, a Limpopo-based Zimbabwean born handyman, to do some work on his house, but Maake claims King Monada still owes him money for the work. Chihuri further claimed that King Monada ditched him and got someone else to finish the work he started on the house.

Munya Chihuri told DailySun that King Monada hired him to instal balustrades for the balcony and stairs of his mansion. Chihuri claimed that he charged the Ska Bhora Moreki hitmaker R81 470, but he was only paid R29 000.

After finishing most of the job in under two weeks, Munya Chihuri had to travel from Limpopo to Gauteng to get steel and glass balustrades for the house.

“The agreement was that he would pay me before I get to Gauteng. I got to Gauteng, but he only paid me R29 000 which was not the amount we agreed on,” recalled Maake.

“I tried calling him and texting him to let him know I would not return until he gives me the amount we agreed on.”

Chihuri also told the publication that he was shocked when he saw King Monada’s finished house on Facebook which instantly told him that someone else finished up his job.

“They put their glass on my work, which is wrong. I never said I couldn’t or wouldn’t do it. I always do projects and I don’t disappoint. This is my job. I don’t care if other people finished up the work, I want my money.”

After the musician ignored his messages and phone calls, Maake sent him a letter of demand through his lawyers on Tuesday 8 February.

“He isn’t answering my lawyer’s calls. The next step we are taking right now is a summons.”

“We are taking this to court because he cannot rob me like this.”

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King Monada invited some of Mzansi’s top celebrities to his housewarming party on Saturday 5 March. The 29-year-old musician rolled out the red carpet and welcomed Skeem Saam stars Clement Maosa and Cornet Mamabolo amongst others to the lavish affair.

 

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