On Friday morning, a looting scene broke out on a busy Durban road after a truck carrying alcohol lost its load.
People were seen stealing alcohol in the Edwin Swales area in a video that circulated on social media. Metro police commander Steve Middleton stated that the incident was not staged.
“We received a report around 6am in the vicinity of Edwin Swales,” he said.
“Apparently a SA Breweries truck lost its load and the community looted the truck. I have given feedback to the Durban Chamber of Commerce.
“The unfortunate part, and it appears to be rife, is that whenever a truck loses its load these days, whether its food or drink, localised looting takes place. It is not an orchestrated incident.”