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BATSA concerned about increase in cigarette robberies


British American Tobacco SA said it’s worried about the growing armed theft of its cigarettes.

The company said it’s seen an increase in armed robberies since the lifting of the lockdown ban on tobacco sales.


It said the crimes are feeding the illicit trade in cigarettes. BATSA has notified the police of robberies.

In other news – President Ramaphosa hails the African Continental Free Trade Area

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement as to the most important initiative the continent has launched.

Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa, speaking at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, said the free trade area would foster integration, increase trade and accelerate the building of productive capabilities and infrastructure in Africa. Learn more

Source: eNCA