The looting action of the past week has not only left thousands of people jobless but several industries have taken a hard knock. A video shared via Boer Media‘s Facebook page shows several milk tankers discarding milk onto a field after it had gone bad following trucks not being able to reach their respective destinations. This comes as a result of looting action that continues to take place in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
“Heartbroken!! Big losses now. Big milk shortages later !! Milk must be discarded as the delivery routes are still closed,” the captioned read.
Meanwhile, the Shoprite Group who has suffered as much as other establishments stated that they are working “around the clock” to restock and rebuild stores affected in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng after civil unrest saw looters completely clean out stores, Times Live reports.
Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde also indicated on Monday, July 12, that the province is prepared to act in the event of any looting incidents. According to Winde, a full deployment of SAPS will be sent to hotspot areas to address any violence should it arise. “We have not had any incident of looting as of yet with calm across the province, and full deployment of SAPS in hotspot areas to address any violence should it arise,” Winde said.