Bongani Luthuli, ACDP Youth Foundation National Coordinator
ACDP Youth Foundation statement on the East London tavern tragedy
The ACDP expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the young lives that perished in curious circumstances in East London.
That such lives would be lost at the twilight days of the youth month, is not lost to us in the ACDP.
The deaths of these young lives in a place they should not have been allowed to be in the first place, exposes the moral collapse of the nation.
This tragedy calls on the nation to have a national dialogue about young people’s access to alcohol, even below the drinking age limit.
This tragedy should be used as a moment of reflection for the ruling party to stop its attempts at passing the BELA Bill which seeks to allow the sale of alcohol at special school events.
This tragedy should remind South Africa of the need for a godly government.
The ACDP Youth Foundation calls on the nation of South Africa to restore the power to discipline and chastisement of children, which has been taken away from parents and teachers.
This tragedy should be used as a moment of reflection at how rudderless the leadership of South Africa is at current.
The ACDP Youth Foundation calls for the owner of the tavern to account for the needless loss of young lives and that he faces the full might of the law.
Furthermore, the ACDP Youth Foundation calls on the Liquor Board to immediately seize the liquor license of the establishment and investigate its granting in the first place.
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