Video shows locals looting and robbing butchery during lockdown

Video shows locals looting and robbing butchery during lockdown

- A butchery in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, was looted and robbed during violent protests

- CCTV footage of the incident was shared on Twitter and quickly gathered thousands of views

- The video shows several Capetonians grabbing food from the store before running away and two men were spotted taking cash from a till

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Earlier this week, a protest in the Mitchells Plain area in Cape Town led to the robbery and looting of a butchery.

On Wednesday, Yusuf Ambramjee shared a video on Twitter showing the butchery being robbed and ransacked during the violent protests.

The CCTV footage shows people entering the butchery, taking what they want before leaving without paying for the goods.

Two young men were also spotted robbing a till at one of the pay points in the store. According to TimesLIVE, the two suspects, aged 29 and 33, were tracked down and arrested. They are set to appear in court.

Take a look at the video below:

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Social media users were left with opposing views on the footage. While some condemned the lawlessness, others understood why people were starting to steal food.

Twitter user, @UmalambaneZN, commented:

"Our people are hungry, starvation will test a man."

Another tweep, @PeterTheron8, added:

"If the lockdown continues you'll see more and more of these heists. People need to feed their families!"

It's not the first time some Saffas turned to crime to get their hands on what they want. previously reported that with an alcohol ban imposed, several citizens were caught on video stealing from a bottle store.

The clip managed to gather over 194 000 views in just 21 hours and South Africans were shocked and disgusted by the behaviour.

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