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Police are investigating the licensed liquor outlet in Bredasdorp which Anene Booysen, 17, visited on the night she was brutally gang-raped and murdered.
David’s Sport Bar and Pub has been accused of serving liquor to under-age patrons.
The under-age teen was able to get into the pub, on Bastiaan Street, raising concerns from police and the Western Cape Liquor Authority.
Bredasdorp station commander Lieutenant-Colonel Maree Louw said the police and the liquor authority were working together on the investigation.
“We have collected all the information in our investigation and have handed it over to the liquor authority now. They will most likely conduct a hearing with the owner of the pub,” she said. Shawn Willemse, deputy director of the authority, confirmed receiving the police report.
“We received the report, but it does not include conclusive evidence,” he said.
Liquor authority spokesman Philip Prinsloo said it was specifically awaiting the outcome of the investigation into the reports that Booysen drank and socialised at the licensed premises prior to her rape and murder.
According to SA Breweries statistics, one out of every two teenagers in the average home drinks alcohol.
Economic Development, Tourism and Finance MEC Alan Winde said: “Selling liquor to minors is a criminal offence. If any outlet is caught selling liquor to a minor, they will be liable to fines of up to R1 million, jail time and will have their licence removed.”