Booze shop looted in lockdown, video goes viral: "People are thirsty"

Booze shop looted in lockdown, video goes viral: "People are thirsty"

- A bottle store was broken into and robbed during the 21-day lockdown

- The man filming and worker cleaning up discussed the reason behind the looting of booze

- The man said Ramaphosa was the problem because he prohibited the sale of alcohol

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On Thursday, a video clip was posted online showing the aftermath of a looting at a Tops bottle store in Glenwood.

The video shows a man narrating what had happened. At one point, he enters the looted bottle store and speaks to a worker who is trying to clean up the mess.

The worker is then heard saying he's not upset because it's not his problem, adding it was a result of President Cyril Ramphosa's decision to close bottle stores during the lockdown.

"It's the president's problem," the worker says before the man filming adds: "Ja, see, the president is a problem because he doesn't want to sell it, now people are coming in to take it."

Kamhunga captioned the post:

"People are thirsty. Says 'the president is the problem', so nonchalant."

Take a look at the video below:

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The video received thousands of views and South Africans gave their two cents worth on the incident.

Twitter user, @OBkingSprints, commented:

"This was bound to happen."

While the ban on booze is firm in place, the government has eased up on some of the other lockdown rules. earlier reported COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has announced that spaza shops and street vendors have been given permission to resume operations.

Speaking during a media briefing on Thursday, Dlamini-Zuma warned that while some regulations could change, this particular one has been relaxed.

The government is still trying to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has noted the new number of coronavirus infections in SA.

The total number of cases has now risen to 1 462 cases, with confirmed deaths remaining at five for the time being.

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