- A local man has headed online to gush over opening his second tuck shop, even sharing a picture of his well-stocked shelves
- The image shows various food and non-edible items on display, starting with starch-based products at the top of the five-deck shelf
- South Africans took to the comments section with a mixture of positivity and harsh criticism, with many lamenting the high standard of living
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A visionary gent is under the microscope on social media for his apparent exorbitant pricing, which, otherwise, overshadowed the fact that he was celebrating the opening of his second spaza shop.
The Twitter user, @Mancinza59, headed online to share a picture of the shop's neatly decked shelves, which locals soon zoned in on ahead of making conclusions about the pricing of the goods, mostly food items.
The caption read:
"Official (sic) opened my second tuck shop. #Ngizifunazonke."
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The picture that was shared shows various items on display, starting with essential, starch-based food products at the top of the five-deck shelf. The second and third shelves also display food items and served as the focal point of where the attention of some locals was drawn.
The rave reviews, which included jabs about the high pricing to congratulations for the hustle, ensured the tweet attracted almost 15 000 likes, in addition to more than 1 500 retweets and nearly 300 comments.
Locals queue in the mentions
Dutifully, Briefly News staked out the comments to bring readers the very best in the reactions.
"Protect yourself, by all means, my brother. They are hiring hitmen to kill those South Africans who operate the spaza shops. Big brother."
"No way, Lucky Star R25 the big one. The foreigners are selling R22, you think the customers will purchase in your shop never, you are so expensive!"
"125g sunlight laundry ke R9? Or maybe Pietermaritzburg wholesales are expensive? Try to buy in boxes, prices work out cheaper. I doubt it’s the markup you’re using considering competitors as threats. Congratulations brother man, onto another store."
Man's spaza shop on the go inspires Mzansi
Elsewhere, Briefly News previously reported that Ongama Molo inspired others for coming up with a brilliant idea as he runs his mobile spaza shop for his clients.
The ambitious man decided to start his business and runs it in a shack but he is also mobile and moves around the township. He pulls his spaza shop cart using his car to ensure he brings the much-needed service to his clients.
South Africans were delighted for him and are praising his creativity after the ambitious man's story was highlighted by Black Spaza Shop Owners through a Facebook page.
Source: Briefly News