Shoprite apologises after photos of a rat feasting on pastries goes viral

Shoprite apologises after photos of a rat feasting on pastries goes viral

Shoprite came under fire on social media after photographs went viral, which showed a rat feasting on pastries in one of its stores.

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Social media users were left concerned after photos went viral of a rat enjoying R1,99 Gingerbread man cookies in one of Shoprite's stores in Yeoville‚ Joburg.

The photos were shared on Twitter by social media user @Simphiwe_Chef, who dubbed the incident a 'health hazard'.

He captioned the photos: "Dear @Shoprite_SA can We please speak to Nobleman Ndlovu! The Health Condition of the Bakery is a Hazzard as a rodent does as it pleases!!"

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The post sparked reaction from South Africans, who called for action to be taken against the severe health violation.

Twitter user @ma_Ndosi wrote: "Oh my word! That Shoprite needs to be shut down. Just last week Somali/Pakistani shops were shut down for safety & health reasons, same needs to happen to Shoprite & Boxer stores ekasi& emafamu...they are always suspect.I'd never buy any fresh food made at any of their stores."

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However, Briefly.co.za learned Shoprite has since apologised for the ordeal, adding it was investigating the matter.

Shoprite apologises after photos of a rat feasting on pastries goes viral

Shoprite's official statement, which was released on Wednesday. Photo credit: Shopriteholdings.co.za
Source: Twitter

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