"While the consumption of alcohol may have possible undersirable effects during this period, the Police do not have constitutional or statutory power to ban anything.
They're not lawmakers.They must enforce the law as stated not enforce rules they make up," reads Mahere's tweet.
Mahere was responding to permanent Secretary for information Nick Mangwana's tweet on the ban of selling of alcohol in retail outlets to minimize social disorder.
"Police have banned the sale of alcohol in retail outlets countrywide in the wake of the 21-day national lockdown.The ban was effected yesterday to minimise social disorder and allow shops to sell only "essential" products during the shutdown," Mangwana said.
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