The mass looting and burning of supermarkets and shops after protests over the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma spiralled out of control last week affecting many communities in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Thomas and Skhumba asked Kaya 959 listeners what the situation looks like in most neighborhoods around Gauteng where looting was reported.
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#ThomasAndSkhumba kunzima la eprotea glen…. Had to buy bread in lenasia… Pay day is near bafethu, schools r opening next week… Now ppl will only realise the importance of malls.
— zukiswa (@zuksnkomo) July 20, 2021
I stay in Rockville in Soweto and our spaza is working fine, however our big Super store market was affected by the looters. I’m glad that Maponya mall is reopening today 💯💃 https://t.co/i6sKO5Mb7b
— ♥★☆SizOooooo♥★☆ (@Sizolicous) July 20, 2021
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High prices of basic food item
A Durban based bakery, BB Bakeries announced on Facebook that it will launch an investigation into inflated bread prices which Durban residents claim they have been forced to pay by the company’s truck drivers and local tuck shops.
The notice was in response to a flood of complaints from Durban residents who said they paid between R20 and R40 for a loaf after bread became a scarce food item in the past week.
There’s been other communities that have experienced high prices.
Retailers have increased prices of basic goods and services to insane and unconscionable levels. The authorities are not responding to this. We are truly on autopilot. The Covid 19 regulations were declared to punish us poor citizens and not the wealthy businesses. @GovernmentZA
— Mkhoshi Duma (@MabhedlaKa) July 20, 2021