South Africans were left divided over a video which showed motorists and pedestrians looting an overturned truck while the SAPS stood by and watched.
On Sunday, a video was shared on social media which showed motorists and bystanders looting an overturned truck. The footage showed cops standing by as locals walk off with whatever they could get their hands on.
The video was shared on South Africa Live's Facebook page and it gathered over 271 000 views in less than a day.
Beverley Kowalewski commented: "Shopping South African style"
Okechukwu Ebunobi commented: "Congratulations SA for winning the number one looting country in Africa."
Joel Pereira wrote: "I have absolutely no respect for the police in this country. I have more respect for security guards."
David Cooper said: "Absolute disgrace. A man lost his life when the same criminals threw a rock through his windscreen to derail the truck so they can loot and the Saps just watch as they steal. I'm shocked at where this country is going!!!"
However, Briefly.co.za gathered others said the food was going to waste and the people did nothing wrong.
Manneckey Khoe-Aob said: "People are hungry. What can they do?"
Kelebogile Letloele added: "No, its waste anyway. No company will sell their products that have been in an accident. I see nothing wrong, the company will throw them away anyway."
Take a look at the video below:
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