WATCH: Customer attacks Pep employee inside a store

By Karen Singh Time of article published Oct 13, 2021

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DURBAN - A video circulating on social media shows a customer attack a Pep store employee inside one of its stores.

The incident occurred recently at a Pep branch in Gauteng.

In the video, the customer has the employee pinned down on the floor of the store. The customer throws punches and a tussle ensues before a man steps in to pull the customer off the employee.

Others step in to keep the two men apart from each other. Screams are heard from onlookers throughout the video.

Pep told The Mercury that the retail company was aware of the video circulating on social media.

“The safety of our employees and customers is our biggest priority and we are relieved to report that the affected employee has since recovered from the incident,” it said.

Pep said it was not in a position to provide any more information.

“We do not condone any form of violent behaviour and we thank our employees and remarkable customers who helped to calm the situation.

“We would also like to encourage all our customers and employees to remain vigilant – especially with the festive season fast approaching,” said Pep.

THE MERCURY

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