The 'tobacco tango' - inside the illicit cigarette trade

CATEGORY: Media and COVID-19
DATE: 1 June 2020
AUTHOR: Times Live

In a dingy convenience store in Cape Town city centre, a man sitting in the dark behind an unlit counter offers a pack of Mega Blue cigarettes for about R180. He is wearing no mask, and neither are some of the customers strolling in and out.

Government regulations are no longer respected at this corner store and TimesLIVE journalists are pretending to buy something which is now more difficult to get than dagga.

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