Locals are blasting this spaza shop for selling Woolies milk. Images via TikTok: @veem_07

Locals are blasting this spaza shop for selling Woolies milk. Images via TikTok: @veem_07

‘Out of hand’ : SA reacts to foreign-owned shop selling Woolies milk

‘The brazenness of it all shows how they know South Africa has no law enforcement,’ one person said about the foreign-owned shop.

Locals are blasting this spaza shop for selling Woolies milk. Images via TikTok: @veem_07

Locals are blasting this spaza shop for selling Woolies milk. Images via TikTok: @veem_07

Over the last few years, a huge spotlight has been thrust on foreign national stores as well as local spaza shops in South Africa which sell counterfeit and expired products to unsuspecting customers.

In fact, over the last few years, many political leaders have dedicated copious amounts time to “exposing” these shops and their owners.

Because of this, some have argued that political leaders are making use of the “spaza shop crisis” to appear proactive in “fixing” the country — specifically around election time.

Many have also shared their concern that the aggressive approach to clamping down on these shops could spark violent xenophobic attacks as they have in the past.

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Alas, another questionable establishment has been uncovered on X after a customer who spotted Woolworths branded milk at a cheaper price.

While some argued that the milk could have possibly been stocked from Woolworths, others dismissed that idea based on the reputation of many of these stores have around the country for selling fake products.

Foreign national shop selling Woolies milk blasted by locals

Many South Africans are taking a stand against foreign owned spaza shops which have popped up in numbers around the country.

A huge concern for many, is the products being sold at these shops which are often counterfeit or expired. Local owned shop owners are also being questioned.

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JMPD raids a spaza shop in Soweto. Image: @Vehile Trackerz.

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In October this year, eNCA reported that one pupil died and six others were hospitalised after allegedly eating food from a local spaza shop in Tshepisong.

Only days later, the Citizen reported that two more children, aged three and four, died after allegedly eating snacks bought from a spaza shop in Vredefort in the Free State.

These headlines have contributed to a general concern among South Africans around spaza shops and what they are selling.

This is why when one woman spotted Woolworths branded milk in a foreign owned spaza, she headed straight to X to share a video.

“I know for a fact ooMy friend are not stocking milk at woolies. Idc,” the young lady captioned the video

Take a look below:

Mzansi is deeply concerned

In the comment section, many blasted these store owners for continuously putting South Africans in danger with their products.

Others, however, argued that the milk may have been stocked from an actual Woolworths store. They also noted that posts such as the one above may fuel xenophobia and unwarranted attacks on defenceless store owners.

A large amount of South Africans agreed that the country could do with better law enforcement.

“I find it weird that the first response to seeing Woolies milk in a spaza shop is that it’s “fake milk” etc. Are people not allowed to buy in bulk from other stores and resell? Sometimes trying to think with an open mind helps. Idk,” one person said while another wrote:

“The brazenness of it all shows how they know South Africa has no law enforcement. If by any chance the law does eventually catch up to them, a few cries of “xenophobia” and they will be left alone..”

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