Cubana Fined for Serving Alcohol After Hours

The well-known and poplar Johannesburg club, Cubana, in Fourways, has been fined R200 000 for serving booze after the cut off time on the morning when former deputy education and training minister Mduduzi Manana assaulted three women.

The club was fined by the Gauteng Liquor Board, which does not tolerate any rules and laws abided concerning the sales of alcohol.

Gauteng Economy Development MEC Lebogang Maile’s spokesperson Castro Ngobese said that R150 000 of the R200 000 has been suspended for five years.
“If a similar offence is committed during the five years, the R150 000 would be upheld. The board would also make a decision whether to withdraw their licence of not,” Ngobese added.

The Gauteng Liqyor Act 2 of 2003 states that “the holder of a nightclub liquor licence may, withstanding any law to the contrary, sell liquor on any day during the prescribed time.” Cubana, which only allows sales of alcohol between 08h00 and 02h00, contravened the Gauteng Liquor Act.

“We have set strict time frames within which the Liquor Board must report back on this matter before necessary action can be taken,” Maile added.

The video footage that surfaced around the country showed Manana assaulting the three women at the nightclub in Fourways. He will appear in court for his sentence today.

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