According to reports a Mitchell’s Plain Pick ‘n Pay has been shut down by government officials for allegedly failing to comply with lockdown regulations.
Reports state that on Friday morning, officials and police escorted workers and patrons from the premises.
Officials from the Department of Labour allegedly closed the store and issued management with a prohibition notice after it found the store to be unsafe and in violation of health and safety standards.
It is alleged that social distancing was not observed, and the shop was said to be overcrowded most of the time.
The prohibition outlines that no trading and no workers are allowed on the premises.
This will be in effect until management addresses all the matters that have been set out in the prohibition notice.
The department’s chief provincial inspector, David Esau, said store management must now provide enough evidence that processes have been put in place to address all the concerns raised.