- What started out as protest action in De Doorns has turned into looting
- A video surfaced online showing Western Cape residents ransacking a truck
- The footage shows looters walking away with expensive items, including Smart TVs
On Thursday, a video surfaced on social media showing residents from De Doorns in the Western Cape looting trucks.
According to IOL, it started out as a protest action before the community members decided to loot two trucks.
Footage of the looting was posted on Twitter by Yusuf Abramjee and it shows looters getting away with various items, including expensive Smart Televisions.
According to reports, the looters are believed to be farmworkers who were striking for higher salaries.
The footage sparked outrage on social media and Mzansi called for action to be taken against the lawless behaviour.
Twitter user, @vjostus, commented:
"I really don't understand people who are busy saying this is because of unemployment. It's wrong and criminal. Why can't they been arrested?"
Another tweep, @MabikaBongumusa, added:
"Lord, have mercy! But these trucking companies need to look at how they secure their cargo. Having flat-screen TVs just covered by canvas knowing how thugs loot truck when they break down is irresponsible."
Social media user, @IamLadyeeElle, wrote:
"De Doorns is a small area, raid every household, find the looted items and arrest everyone involved in the theft. Khona where is SAPS? This town is small man, they should've quickly arrived at the scene."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on another video showing South Africans looting an overturned truck. The truck was carrying eggs and people helped themselves to the poultry products.
The video was shared by the Intelligence Bureau and it occurred in Gauteng.
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