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KZN meat wholesaler denies overturned truck of zebra carcasses was headed to their fridges

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The allegations were slammed by Emam Bux. who stated that while they used Hestony to transport their meat, there were other companies that also used Hestony to transport products.

A HESTONY truck, carrying several zebra carcasses, which overturned on the N12 near Warrenton over the weekend, has raised several questions and led to a social media storm.

Photographs from the accident scene were circulated on social media showing the zebra carcasses.

It’s alleged that later in the day, a message was shared on social media platforms claiming the load was for Emam Bux Meats Wholesale and Retail, a wholesale butchery in Durban. Questions were raised whether the zebra carcasses were destined for their fridges.

The allegations were slammed by Emam Bux. who stated that while they used Hestony to transport their meat, there were other companies that also used Hestony to transport products.

In a statement on its Facebook page, Emam Bux, stated that the company provided quality and affordable products over several years. “Our meat is all Halaal certified and come from abattoirs that are fully compliant.”

“A post, purporting that Emam Bux is selling zebra meat is doing its rounds on social media. The post is accompanied by three pictures, two of which are of an overturned truck bearing the name Hestony and the other of a load of zebras. The pictures are accompanied by a message warning people that Emam Bux is selling zebra meat.

“Our company takes a strong view of this misleading post,” the meat retailer said.

Emam Bux added that the post was the work of a disgruntled opponent in the meat industry who could not compete with their prices.

Emam Bux then obtained a letter from Hestony clarifying where the zebra meat was headed to.

According to Tarina Klokow, general manager Logistic Refrigerated Services at Hestony, the truck was loaded in Limpopo and was en-route to a client in the Eastern Cape when the accident took place on the N12 near Kimberley.

“The post is malicious and designed to tarnish our good reputation in the market. It is nonsensical because the pictures have been grouped together to convey a distorted view,” Emam Bux said.