'I don’t know what the future holds': Looters hit big — and small businesses

Business owners tell Graeme Hosken, Yasantha Naidoo and Nivashni Nair of their heartbreak after their small businesses were destroyed this week

18 July 2021 - 00:00 By Graeme Hosken, Yasantha Naidoo and nivashni nair


Electrical construction boss Palesa Dube packed her family’s passports, other documents and valuables in a bag, ready to leave her home after riots and looting plunged KwaZulu-Natal into chaos this week. On Monday, looters broke into a food store and milk warehouse nearby, slightly damaging her Marianhill factory...

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