- A police raid in Gauteng revealed two butcheries guilty of selling expired meat products
- Two Roots butcheries in Eyethu Mall in Orange Farm and Evaton Mall were the guilty parties
- Some of the meat actually expired in 2019 already
Gauteng's community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko unveiled a disturbing discovery following a police raid in Gauteng.
Two outlets of the Roots butcheries in Eyethu Mall in Orange Farm and Evaton Mall were caught red-handed with a wide range of expired meat products on their shelves.
The expired products ranged from chicken pieces to gizzards, necks, livers and Russian sausages.
News 24 reported that action will be taken against the owners, according to Mazibuko.
Mazibuko said, "Butcheries in Gauteng are taking advantage of our people. I think they are taking advantage because many people don't check expiry dates when they buy."
Briefly.co.za learnt that one of the owners was apparently surprised by the findings and quickly fled reporters on scene.
Some footage of the raid was caught on camera and has been circulating via social media.
Mr K 2.0 (@85katli) said,
"Shut down all stores they must reapply for a trading license. These franchise need to take safety serious."
Small@Ntando (@majola_small) asked,
"But why vele marra, people are spending their hard earned money to buy expired food. What's the way forward?"
Some time back, Briefly.co.za reported on a raid of a different kind. Over 300 undocumented foreigners were discovered in a hijacked Hillbrow building.
Police made the discovery during an operation aimed at ensuring Gauteng's safety during the holidays.
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