Many township communities in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal were negatively affected by the looting and vandalism from the recent unrest, retailer Shoprite has decided to bring its mobile store to affected areas.
The Usave Ekasi trucks will sell basic food items so residents in affected areas can access their daily essentials.
Since the unrest, some Shoprite stores in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have not been able to operate. The retailer has been working on restocking and rebuilding its affected stores with plans to reopen as soon as possible.
The truck will begin its journey at Jabulani Mall, Soweto, which was one of the many shopping centres badly damaged by looters when violent rioting occurred.
“On Thursday, the two Usave eKasi trucks that were temporarily stationed in Jabulani will be deployed to Ratanda, near Heidelberg, and Protea Glen as the Group continues to ensure food security in affected communities,” Shoprite said.