Our virus cases are down so give us back our wine, pleads premier

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Our virus cases are down so give us back our wine, pleads premier

Data-wielding Alan Winde calls on minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to open up the Cape industry

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Armed with data showing that Covid-19 is on the retreat in the Western Cape, premier Alan Winde will plead with cooperative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and health minister Zweli Mkhize to open up the wine industry.

Winde has asked for a meeting with the ministers after watching infection graphs begin to dip downwards – and fearing the arrival of what he has termed a second and potentially deadlier pandemic of unemployment and hunger.

“It’s crazy having lockdown in place to prevent the spread of a virus and you actually kill more people because they’re out of jobs,” said Winde...

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