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Puma store in Braamfontein lost over R300‚000 of stock during looting

By Neo Goba | Oct 19, 2016 | COMMENTS [ 41 ]

The puma clothing store which was looted in Braamfontein a fortnight ago suffered over R300‚000 in stock losses‚ a senior staff member has revealed.

The shop was looted on Monday 10 October‚ when protesting students at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) clashed with the police in the streets of Braamfontein after they were chased off the campus.

The violence spilled over into the streets of Braamfontein‚ resulting in a bus being set alight‚ and the PUMA store being stoned and looted in the evening.

“We had to assess and do a proper stock-taking as they looted everything in the shop. The stock alone was R250‚000 and repairing broken windows and glass doors added to that amount and it was over R350‚000‚” said the senior staff member‚ who asked not to be named.

He said he didn’t believe that the looting was done by the students as they were protesting for a “good cause“‚ blaming instead opportunists and thugs who capitalised on the situation.

 In what looked like a free for all‚ looters were captured on camera stealing Puma apparel such as bags‚ sneakers‚ T-shirts and sweaters.

The sports wear store wasted no time in repairing the damages‚ restocking the shelves and re-opening the doors for weekend business. It took the store four days to reopen for business.

The store‚ situated on De Korte Street‚ is currently being monitored by a private security guard and has since installed more cameras in the store.

On the same street and the same night‚ The Orbit Jazz club suffered damages worth R60‚000‚ according to staff member.

 Police are still investigating the matter but they are yet to state how far they are with their investigation.







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Please use access to the security footage of that Puma store and arrest the bum$

Oct 19, 2016 3:1 | 1 replies


All those protest supporters...Please tell me how this is justified?

Oct 19, 2016 3:29 | 1 replies


We are poor and angry, they will throw you that victim card cause they are lazy to work for what they want. little thieves and shop lifters

Oct 19, 2016 3:36 | 0 replies



Oct 19, 2016 3:1 | 0 replies


yawl lost nothing, at least the premiums being made to outsurance all along will assist. no news here for all we know the shop owner ke lekula was behind the looting, daai mense kedi crook

Oct 19, 2016 3:7 | 2 replies


Wits or ANC must

Oct 19, 2016 3:8 | 2 replies


and also the eff + da, lol

Oct 19, 2016 3:14 | 1 replies
Oct 19, 2016 3:43 | 0 replies


Tpash, and where do you think Wits and ANC get their money from?

Oct 19, 2016 3:26 | 1 replies


from government

Oct 19, 2016 3:37 | 1 replies


... and the government gets the money from?

Oct 19, 2016 4:7 | 2 replies


MC, just shaking my head.

Oct 19, 2016 4:12 | 1 replies


OL - I'm half expecting him to come back and say that government can just print more.

Oct 19, 2016 4:22 | 0 replies


LOL..MommaC that was a joke comment...please give me a break guys

Oct 19, 2016 4:23 | 0 replies


Grid...i hope its a struggling black business man...Lets see how you like that.

Oct 19, 2016 3:30 | 0 replies


No wonder Mgijim was wearing Puma from top to down on Saturday, but those Puma tekkies were all left footed only.

Oct 19, 2016 3:8 | 3 replies
Oct 19, 2016 3:12 | 0 replies


Kwaakakak...he didnt even have the decency to source left and right hahahah

Oct 19, 2016 3:30 | 0 replies


Hahahahahaha!!!! Hayi Venda, you are on fire today.

Oct 19, 2016 3:36 | 0 replies


Why attacking shops and structures mxm silly adults.What about LootHouse

Oct 19, 2016 3:16 | 0 replies


Fees Must Fall : Science Must Fall : Colonial Education Must Fall .... Now Puma Must Fall

Oct 19, 2016 3:21 | 1 replies


Dont forget : Panties Must Fall

Oct 19, 2016 3:24 | 1 replies


Only if the elastic is faulty

Oct 19, 2016 3:56 | 0 replies


Just go under the bridge there at Smit street you will find your stuff from those hobos

Oct 19, 2016 3:26 | 0 replies
Oct 19, 2016 3:29 | 0 replies


I remember once when my dad gave me money to pay the electricity bill but instead i bought a raffle ticket for a brand new car. When i got home,i explained to my dad what i did and he beat the cr.ap out of me. But the next day,when my dad woke up and opened the door,outside my house was a brand new car. We all cried especially me,because the car was from the electricity company,they were there to cut off the electricity, my dad beat the c.rap out of me again

Oct 19, 2016 3:35 | 4 replies


Hahahahahahahaha!!!! *dead*.

Oct 19, 2016 3:38 | 0 replies


stoopid girlfriend

Oct 19, 2016 3:39 | 0 replies


LOL - nice twist :)

Oct 19, 2016 3:44 | 0 replies


Galfrend - ROFLOL!!!

Oct 19, 2016 4:10 | 0 replies


Redistribute the wealth. Everything must be FREE of charge. They told us so.

Oct 19, 2016 3:53 | 1 replies
Oct 19, 2016 3:57 | 0 replies


FREE of charge.We demand. Forward with transformation. FREE land, FREE no work job, FREE food, FREE galfriend, FREE electricity, FREE water.... They told us so.

Oct 19, 2016 4:6 | 1 replies


Because of apartheid, apartheid, apartheid, apartheid, apartheid, apartheid, apartheid, apartheid,apartheid,apartheid,apartheid,apartheid,apartheid

Oct 19, 2016 4:24 | 1 replies


Quite right. Everything must be FREE because of Apartheid, the west and white/yellow people.We demand FREE housing because of the West and Apartheid. They said so.

Oct 19, 2016 4:35 | 1 replies


Imfene, why do I sense that you are gatvol today?

Oct 19, 2016 4:37 | 1 replies


Jammer Ouma. Grrrrr...A harmless stone. Ek vra vir jou!

Oct 19, 2016 4:39 | 1 replies


You on a period, or, just need a man in your bed today??

Oct 19, 2016 11:55 | 0 replies