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Video: Stampede as looters go after truck full of rice

The loss to retailers, including the cost of damage to property and delivery vehicles, runs into millions of rand, the Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA), which represents retailers, said in a statement on Monday.

“We are dealing with a major food security threat here. Our major priority right now is to protect food distribution centres, failing which we will have serious food shortages,” said Abbie Nelson, head of crime risk initiative at CGCSA. He said about 471 retailers have been looted in mainly Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. CGCSA represents 9,000 members across the retail chain.

Looters targeted retail shops, including liquor stores, and have stolen merchandise that includes food, electrical products and clothing in a protest triggered by the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma last week for failing to obey the Constitutional Court order requiring him to appear before the Zondo commission of inquiry to answer to allegations of state capture.

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