“It is a source of great concern for parents who are justifiably worried with the scourge of sexual offences against women including infants, toddlers, young girls and even abogogo [elders],” said Mandla Mandela in a statement.
Mandela said community taverns harmed more than just minors and young people. He rubbished the justification of job creation and economic development.
“We say that such justification is farcical in the light of the innocent lives lost in the Enyobeni tavern tragedy and other such incidents.
“We call on CBOs, NGOs, faith-based organisations and all organs of civil society to call for a ban on alcohol sales. It's time we put an end to those who kill our children and who profiteer from the lives of our innocent children.”