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Toe the line or hear the pitter-Patel of SA’s furious fashion police

Ebrahim Patel’s open-toe-banning winter style bible has been gazetted and it’s all a bit of a moemish

Emmanuel Tjiya

SA’s newly deployed fashion police, chaired by trade, industry and competition minister Ebrahim Patel, have revealed a clothes-minded government with very specific taste.

Forget Anna Wintour and Vogue, the new winter style bible introduced in a Government Gazette this week is must-read material for any South African who does not want to end up with criminal ties. 

Judging by the department’s gazette, which offers guidance on the clothing, footwear and bedding permissible for sale by retailers during level 4 lockdown, we should all look like characters from Game of Thrones...

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