By Kaya 959 News
Zenande Mfenyana says it was heartbreaking watching police seize food from looters.
The SAPS has been hard at work recovering items that were stolen during days of unrest in the country.
Gauteng and KZN were the hardest hit. Riots and looting started shortly after former president Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police.
He is serving 15 months in prison for contempt of court. More than 300 people died during the unrest, while over 3,400 were arrested.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has vowed that all looted items will be recovered.
Zenande weighed in on Twitter.
“The police taking away the food tho. Couldn’t they just leave that food for the kids? This is so sad,” she tweeted.
The police taking away the food tho 💔💔💔💔 couldn’t they just leave that food for the kids? This is so sad
— Zenande Mfenyana (@Zenande_Mcfen) July 22, 2021
Many of the star’s followers agreed.
“The police failed to arrest people who looted 500b in 3 months but they went for the poor and the [vulnerable] black people are unemployed, the worst part of it is they are going to destroy the food,” one woman wrote.
But not everyone appreciated Zenande’s remarks.
“I don’t feel bad for them. If u feel sorry for the looters then u should go n donate food for them from ur own pockets. If strangers can come n steal ur groceries at ur home because they are hungry would u allow it.”
Looted goods will be destroyed
According to Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, it was revealed last week that the recovered items will be destroyed.
She says the looted goods would first be used as evidence.
“Those goods if they circulate in the market, they will depreciate the value of other goods. We cannot afford to collapse the economy by allowing stolen goods to be circulated,” she said in a statement.