Enyobeni tavern owner, 2 employees arrested in connection with deaths of 21 teenagers. JUST IN | Enyobeni tavern owner, 2 employees arrested in connection with deaths of 21 teenagers
Police say the owner of the Enyobeni tavern in East London, where 21 teenagers died last month, has been arrested.
Two of his employees were also arrested.
The arrests were made on Saturday and Tuesday, respectively.
The Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) has on Monday shut down the Enyobeni tavern in Scenery Park, in East London, pending investigations into the deaths of 21 teenagers.
They died at an event held at the venue over the weekend.
Police are investigating what could have led to the deaths.
Until then, the tavern’s doors will remain closed.
The owner’s wife Vuyokazi Ndevu was served with the papers confirming the closure of their business – which is now a crime scene.
The liquor board’s Zola Tyikwe said the owners broke the law.
“In terms of our act, no one is allowed to sell liquor to underage persons. And any person who has done so is in transgression with the law and that transgression is a prosecutable offence – so it is a criminal act,” said Tyikwe.