Foreign shop-owners in South Africa are accused of selling counterfeit food and food beyond its sell-by date.

These claims are driven by politically charged opinions, not evidence.

Owners of small shops in South Africa, in most cases foreigners, have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that is past its sell-by date.

The issue has been caught up in xenophobic violence, with shop owners targeted by South Africans .

There is very little hard information about what is referred to as “fake food” in both the formal and informal sectors. This means the issue is politically charged and dominated by opinions, not evidence.

Source : This Is Africa

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