- Footage has emerged showing a community looting
- They are seen stealing from the back of a broken down truck
- Mzansi social media users had mixed reactions about the incident
A video showing a community looting a broken down truck has gone viral on social media. In the footage, people are seen grabbing bread from the back of the truck.
The video has sparked mixed results in Mzansi social media users. While some said that the crime was embarrassing and should be punished, others were more sympathetic. Facebook user Zwelakhe Ndaba was amongst those who were not impressed, saying:
"It is so saddening. Seeing elders who are clearly mothers, fathers doing such a thing."
While Gillian Hartman said that we should all be concerned that people were fighting to steal bread.
"Why would people run and take BREAD?? Maybe because unemployment is so high that free bread really seems like a great bargain, the cost of living is sky-high, many people can't even afford a proper loaf of bread."
She went on to say that what was really upsetting was the fact that people have to steal to fulfil a basic need.
Facebook user Monde Jasper Mboniswa agreed, saying:
"Results of inequality.. This is way deeper than what we see."
An Australian social media user also chipped in with insight from a different perspective, Kent Reynolds said:
"I've never thought that stealing food to feed a family was a crime, and I never will... not when it looks like this. As an Australian, I know my country was founded by people who did exactly this, but were shipped to the colony as punishment."
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