By Nkuriso Maluleke
Giyani- Limpopo Provincial Government Spokesperson, Phuti Seloba has told Provincial Radio Station, Capricorn FM that members of the public should report any suspicion of counterfeit products found at local shops to their district offices.
Seloba further detailed that no legitimate reports have come forth, but health inspectors will be dispatched. He has also discouraged incitement against foreigners running “Spazas” in the local communities, reports Capricorn FM.
Meanwhile, one of the residents in Giyani, Walter Shabalala told The only Informer in town that last Wednesday he bought 1,25 litre of Coco from one of local Spaza shops in Xikukwani village just outside Giyani town. He claims that the Coco he bought didn’t even produced the sound of the tight sealed bottle.
“Inside the bottle i saw some unpleasing stuff that I didn’t even understand. I returned the drink and the shop keeper didn’t ask me questions instead he changed it for me. I can confirm that they’re aware that they selling counterfeit products”, concluded Shabalala.
Recently, the public took to the social media pages lamenting the fact that Somalians, Pakistanis, Ethiopians and Bangladeshis foreign nationals, who own tuck shops in different communities, should have their shops closed down pending further investigations on the products they sell to ordinary South Africans.
The shocking discovery of fake factories manufacturing from alcohol, food parcels, and water amongst other things are causing sleepless nights to poor South Africans who are failing to get help from the government.
Limpopo Police say, there’s no counterfeit products seized recently in the province.
Some residents of Phalaborwa and Giyani took to social media, to warn that black communities should stop buying food products from the so-called ‘My friend’ Spaza shops that have mushroomed in every street corner, as their main aim is to allegedly kill black South Africans.