Man caught on video selling government issued food, SA is not happy

Man caught on video selling government issued food, SA is not happy

- A man was caught on video being confronted after he was caught selling food that had been handed out by the government

- He was asked where he had gotten the food parcels but he failed to give a proper answer

- South Africans were left fuming and called for legal action to be taken against the man

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While many South Africans have united in the most incredible way to take care of each other during this pandemic, the sad truth is there are those who still exploit the less fortunate and steal from those who need it the most.

A man landed in hot water after it was discovered that he had allegedly stocked his store with food the government handed out to help the poor during the lockdown.

A viral video clip shows several people, including a police officer, questioning the store owner on where he had gotten government issued food parcels.

However, the man failed to respond to the question and only continued to say he is "legal". The video was shared on Twitter by Herman Mashaba who was clearly not impressed by the footage.

Mashaba captioned the post:

"What's going on here? How did he get this food parcel, and how many others are getting food parcels and trying to re-sell to South Africans?"

Take a look at the video below:

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The video generated over 45 700 views and South Africans were properly upset.

Twitter user, @Casty_IDGAF, commented:

"He said they should open a case against him he's not scared yet he committed a crime."

Meanwhile, earlier reported SASSA has been left apologising after an issue with the payment system resulted in hundreds being unable to access their funding.

With the financial pressure of the coronavirus pandemic weighing heavily on the pockets of citizens, many were unimpressed. The grant agency has provided some clarity on the situation on Monday.

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