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Enyobeni Tavern owners back in court – SABC News


The owners of the Enyobeni Tavern in East London in the Eastern Cape are due back in the local magistrates’ court on Friday.

The case of the couple, Vuyokazi and Siyahangela Ndewu, was adjourned last month to allow the state and defense to confer with witnesses.

The case concerns the sale of alcohol to persons under the age of 18.

The Ndewu couple face charges of allowing underage visitors into their facility and selling alcohol to minors.

The reprieve was granted last month as a new prosecutor took over the case.

The families of the 21 dead also plan to go to court.

They are still looking for answers about the tragedy, rejecting the official cause of death as suffocation.

In the video below, the families continue their search for answers:

The Human Rights Commission receives a complaint

Earlier this month, the South African Alliance for Alcohol Policy in South Africa lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over the Enyobeni Tavern tragedy.

The commission is now seeking a legal opinion on how to approach the issue. The applicant believes that all government spheres and bodies failed to protect the entire citizenry from the harmful use of alcohol.

They further claim that the rights of the 21 young people who died were violated when they were admitted to the facility.

The head of the commission in the Eastern Cape, Dr Eileen Carter, says their own investigation into the tragedy is ongoing.

More details in the report below:

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