Videos of Umlazi residents in KwaZulu-Natal looting a Shoprite Usave store and different supermarkets made the rounds on social media on Wednesday evening.
While the province is making an attempt to get better from the devastating floods that wrecked houses and led to at the very least 306 deaths, some folks determined to make use of the chance to loot outlets.
Police spokesperson in KZN Nqobile Gwala says the lootings occurred round 9pm at Umlazi H and J sections.
Gwala confirmed the arrest of 12 suspects on the premises of the supermarkets final evening, saying they face fees of housebreaking of a enterprise and possession of stolen property.
“Some of the stolen groceries were recovered by police and handed back to the store manager. A vehicle that was used in the commission of the crime was also seized by police,” Gwala mentioned.
The suspects are anticipated to look within the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
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