[VIDEO] Several explosions reported as building near Afrox on fire in Durban
The warehouse is reportedly next door to, is the largest supplier of medical oxygen to hospitals and analysts are suggesting this is economic sabotage on a scale that is more orchestrated than the looting seen across KZN and Gauteng over the past days.
Earlier it was reported that the Afrox warehouse was on fire but the spokesperson clarified it was the building next door.
Afrox stated on Wednesday morning: Afrox centres in Durban remain secure and unaffected by rioting, contrary to media and Twitter speculation. At this time Afrox operations are continuing under emergency plans and supplies of Medical Oxygen to hospitals continues and where necessary this is carried out under SAPS escort.
Correction: Afrox spokesperson clarifies on SAFM says it's not their building that is on fire, but it's the building next door theirs. https://t.co/wuPQWYagJv— Nomsa Mdhluli- Machaka 🌸🥰❤️ (@Nomsa_Md) July 14, 2021
The last nail in the coffin of the KZN Economy that will affect the whole of SA would be burning of the Engine Refinery, Afrox Plant, Toyota Plant, SAB Plant, Edcon Warehouse and the Durban Port.— Nkululeko Mhlaba (@MhlabaNkululeko) July 13, 2021
The looting of malls was a decoy the targets will be Strategic Economic Sectors.