Cape Town – A video showing KwaZulu-Natal residents looting a Shoprite truck has surfaced on social media.
The incident occurred around 12:30 on Dumisani Makhaye Drive, which connects KwaMashu and New Germany, IOL reported on Monday.
According to The Witness, the residents placed a log on the road and forced the driver to stop before beginning to loot.
In the viral video, residents can be seen making away with looted groceries from the truck.
It is said that the residents have had no water for more than a week and as a result, they are angry.
Police used rubber bullets to disperse them.
The truck was safely escorted out of the area, according to IOL.
“I must commend the police for responding swiftly and preventing the looting. This was well orchestrated by mobs of people waiting on the hillside for the truck,” The Witness quoted Metro Police spokesperson Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad as saying.
Watch the KZN residents looting a Shoprite truck below:
Looting of Shoprite truck at Kzn pic.twitter.com/El0OLCTLY1
— Dr MuVenda (@Ndi_Muvenda_) April 18, 2022
The province is still trying to recover from the devastating floods that wrecked homes and were described by President Cyril ramaphosa as a “catastrophe”.
Picture: Twitter/ @JGvanZyl_ZA
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo