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13-Year-Old Dies After Alleged Shoprite Cold Room Confinement

They physically assaulted the young boy before locking him in the cold storage room, where he tragically lost his life.

A heartbreaking incident unfolded at a Shoprite supermarket in Ratanda, Heidelberg, resulting in the tragic death of a 13-year-old boy, Bandile Tshabalala.

According to reports, Tshabalala was allegedly locked inside a cold room overnight by the store manager and a security guard. The incident has sparked outrage within the community, with calls for justice echoing through the streets.

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Tshabalala was reportedly caught stealing a chocolate bar from the supermarket. Instead of following standard procedures, the store manager and security guard allegedly took matters into their own hands.

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They physically assaulted the young boy before locking him in the cold storage room, where he tragically lost his life.

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Local community members expressed their anger and grief outside the Shoprite store, demanding accountability and justice. Heidelberg councillor Mari Boshoff revealed that the community was even threatening to burn down the store in response to this devastating incident.

Shoprite, one of South Africa’s largest supermarket chains, has pledged to cooperate fully with the police investigation. However, the company has refrained from commenting further until the investigation is complete.

As the investigation unfolds, questions remain about the circumstances that led to Tshabalala’s death. Authorities are working diligently to uncover the truth and hold those responsible accountable.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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