In light of the recent stabbing at Emmarentia Checkers, the Melville Residents’ Association calls on the Parkview Police Station and the Gauteng Liquor Board to take the necessary steps to put an end to the unbridled and brazen operation of a shebeen from the public toilets and along the sidewalk on Barry Hertzog avenue outside Checkers.


The shebeen operates seven days a week, in plain view of the public (it is situated alongside a busy road) and contributes significantly to the levels of public drunkenness in the immediate vicinity. This raises the risk of disorderly behavior, including acts of violence, and generates massive piles of beer bottles and trash, making the area an eyesore in the suburb.
The MRA supports all efforts by the residents and other stakeholders in the area, to address the unsatisfactory situation.