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Police Minister Bheki Cele has reiterated his views that police have the right to request a cigarette sales receipt from citizens who are seen smoking during the lockdown. Cele made a similar comment recently - and was widely criticised for it. The sale of tobacco and tobacco-related products remains banned as the country moves into level three of the lockdown on Monday. The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association has taken government to court over the matter and the Tobacco Transformation Alliance has called for an inquiry into alleged links between illicit tobacco traders and high profile politicians.