- Yet another looting incident took place on the Cape Flats in Cape Town
- A Shoprite store was looted and the security guard watched on powerlessly
- Some South Africans claimed that the looting took place due to hunger, but those theories were dispelled
South Africans were up in arms when footage of another looting incident was shared via social media.
The video revealed how a case of daylight robbery unfolded at a Shoprite store in Elsies River, Cape Town.
There's been a spate of protests and looting across Cape Town during the nationwide lockdown and many have attributed it to the economic impact of Covid-19.
However, authorities have been adamant that thugs are manipulating the situation to have a free-for-all situation.
The video evidence seemed to corroborate this view, as looters were seen scrambling for non-essential items, such as cool drink.
Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) shared the video via Twitter on Wednesday and Briefly.co.za noted the strong reaction it received.
Shoprite SA confirmed that four suspects were arrested and items have been recovered.
Victoria Africa (@VictoriaAfrica4) said,
"And I'm sure you will hear most black people defending this barbaric behaviour.. We teach other to steal and protect each other when we do wrong.. They call it poverty.. This is really sad.. A nation of thieves...I pray we change and become better people.. I pray."
Kim Jong UN (@AfricanRiser) empathised with the looters:
"We shall see more of this because people are hungry and this forced LOCKDOWN will be more disastrous than coronavirus itself. Zimbabwe LOADING."
Latin crossTangsLatin cross (@Mr_TeeLives) responded,
"Talking bollocks man!! Hungry people don’t steal coke."
Lynchpin (@SidwellBroad) said,
"This is so sad... and it had nothing to do with hunger... people were stealing... as a society we normalised thievery in the name of hunger and lockdown. If there's no lockdown, the casualties of the virus will be the poor...and we will all be saying the Government doesn't care."
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