Liquor authority warns of fraudsters selling illegal licences

The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) has received reports that liquor licences are being resold illegally.

“Unsuspecting people have been defrauded into purchasing liquor licences that were never on sale to begin with,” said Nwabisa Mpalala, the spokeswoman for Western Cape Liquor Authority.

People wanting to get a liquor licence should apply directly to the WCLA, she said, adding that the WLCA was also the only authority that could transfer liquor licences from one person to another.

“The application is a dual-lodgement process, which includes submitting an application form to the WCLA as well as to the police’s designated liquor officer.

“Our liquor inspectors, in partnership with the SAPS and law enforcement, have regular inspections and operations at liquor premises,” she said.

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