Shoprite Was it a private label Zebra, though?
Good news on the crime fighting front is the bust of a syndicate in and around Brits of 16 isigebengu’s, including Checkers staff, security guards, truck drivers and private wholesalers. The merry gang had been slicking stuff en route from Nampak to Shoprite and other destinations, like the University of Limpopo’s medical campus. And in a Carte Blanche twist to the sorry affair, the goods were found in the recently deceased company of two cats, a zebra, an antelope and a crocodile, which in other circumstances sounds like the title of a rather jolly children’s book, but in this instance were destined to become low-cost processed meat at an independent wholesaler. The Checkers employees were the lynchpin of the scam, signing for goods which were partially received, if at all.
Comment: Opportunism, corruption, poaching – it’s a classic SA crime story, but fortunately with a happy ending.