Busiswa And Other SA Celebs Slam Government For Burning Looted Groceries

After looting in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng last month, police have been on a mission to recover stolen goods. Mzansi, on the other hand, is less than pleased with their decision to burn groceries.

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A lot of SAns just don’t get why the government had to recover the looted food just to burn them in the end. In response to the recent mass looting, Busiswa and other SA celebs have voiced their concerns about police allegedly burning recovered groceries.

After looting in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng last month, police have been on a mission to recover stolen goods. Mzansi, on the other hand, is less than pleased with their decision to burn groceries.

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Taking to Instagram, Zola penned his dismay in a lengthy post.   “This is extremely disturbing. Government sends soldiers to collect food from the poor and spend R600m in the process. Then burn the food in the midst of poverty and hunger among the people? Government says, ‘we understand our people are hungry and unemployed thus we will give them R350 to buy food’. But this is the very same government which is burning food.

“I don’t know what government should have done with the food after collecting it but I am disturbed by burning it. Maybe they should have collected electric appliances and other stuff that is not food and left the food. Other stuff, like fridges, TV sets, microwaves, car tyres, beds, couches and so on could be auctioned.”

 

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And singer Thandiswa Mazwai said she felt burning food was “unAfrican” in her response to the news while Busiswa said: “May history never forget!”

What are your thoughts on this SurgeZirc readers?

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