Johannesburg - The City of Ekurhuleni on Thursday, told the South African Human Rights Commission of inquiry that they recently seized goods, including soft drinks and cooking oil, which is suspected to be counterfeit in spaza shops.
Jerry Chaka said samples of questionable food‚ confiscated during an inspection in the Tembisa area a week ago‚ had been sent to the National Health Laboratory Services.
“We were able to pick up cold drinks of a different colour than others and were able to obtain them‚ carry out sample testing‚” Chaka said.
Chaka was speaking at the hearings in the Inquiry into allegations that foreign shop owners in townships sell fake and expired goods.
The probe follows a backlash in the form of looting and unrest at spaza shops owned by foreign nationals in and around Soweto.