- A two-minute clip shared online show South African police officials literally tearing down a local business
- The establishment that is being torn apart appears to be a tavern situated in front of someone's house
- South Africans have reacted angrily to the clip and condemn such harsh actions against struggling citizens trying to make a living
A two-minute-long clip of South African police officials literally tearing down a local business establishment piece by piece has been shared online by the local business promotion page, @KasiEconomy.
In the clip, the officers can be seen breaking tables apart, pulling down the fence surrounding the business and stacking it all in a big bakkie that was parked near the business, which appears to be a tavern or shebeen.
"Kasi Economy," the page captioned the clip and also included broken heart and crying face emojis to express sadness at a local business being destroyed by the cops.
Locals shared the page's disappointment and were very soon in the comment section sharing their thoughts on police officers harming the economy instead of helping it grow stronger. Read a few of their comments below:
"When I say there are a lot of establishment ko kasi that are using pavements, but ke maybe they will all be treated the same, no favours."
"You guys need to normalise consulting with a town planner before construction, what you did there is similar to this."
"I can see what the owner did was wrong. But they not suppose to give warning? It tell the guy to remove them? Why are they vandalising those structure? [sic]"
"The way black people are so passionate when it comes to destroying another person's hustle, it hurts."
BrieflyNews also reported that South African police were attacked when they tried to confiscate liquor from an unlicensed liquor outlet in Muldersdrift.
The suspect running the establishment will be charged with contravening the Gauteng Liquor Board legislation for trading in liquor without a licence. The suspect will also be charged with contravening the Disaster Management Act for selling alcohol after 23:00.
When the police arrived, patrons allegedly attacked the two officers and torched their vehicle. Facebook users took to the comments section to react to the incident.
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