A video was posted on social media on Thursday which showed motorists and residents in the Eastern Cape looting an overturned truck.
On Thursday morning, a truck overturned on the N6 between Cathcart and Stutterheim. However, before help could arrive, locals and motorists saw an opportunity to help themselves.
A video of the incident has since been shared on Daily Dispatch's Facebook page and it showed how passersby stopped to take advantage of a bad situation.
The footage sparked mixed emotions on social media. Briefly.co.za gathered some South Africans condemned the people's actions, dubbing it theft.
Nkwenkwezi Ngqunge wrote: "And they are taking casually as if they've been given permission to grab and grab."
Tracey Lorraine Geach added: "Wonderful country we live in. Don't know the difference between right and wrong. Stealing is stealing. Completely unacceptable."
However, others said the truck's load was likely insured and it did not hurt for the people to help themselves.
Chalene De Klerk commented: "That truck is insured with all those goodies in there...so let the people be blessed."
Betty Ncanywa wrote: "Xmas came in January."
Bongani Bora added: "Those 2 old ladies walk as if they are coming out of a grocery store they are so cool."
Take a look at the video below:
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