A video of hundreds of people looting a truck that turned over on the R59 north of Vereeniging in Gauteng has emerged on Facebook.
In the video, posted on Intelligence Bureau SA’s Facebook page, people from nearby informal settlements can be seen taking boxes of a popular washing powder from the truck and walking back to their homes.
Some of the looters are on top of the truck, trying to get in and take as many boxes as they can.
A Meyerton Police Station spokesperson was unavailable for comment.
Comments on the incident were mixed – with some saying the looters were right, while others were adamant a crime had been committed.
Truck capsized on R59 north just after Meyer str.. looting seem to be the order of the day!Some people are justifying this! It's the same as if you have an accident. Is it ok for them to come and steal your belongings because you don't need them anymore? Do not justify this behaviour it is pure and simple theft! If it does not belong to you do not take it…
Posted by Intelligence Bureau SA on Sunday, 4 March 2018