NEWS: A Johannesburg consumer who circulated a video on social media making fake claims against B. Nagiah’s Butchers over a pocket of potatoes has been identified. This after a reward of R10,000 had been issued by the iconic South African Indian family business.
The 100-year-old family business, B. Nagiah’s Butchers, intended to file for “reputational damage and financial loss” following the video going viral last month. On May 22, the video, accusing B. Nagiah’s of unfair business practice, went viral on Whatsapp where the consumer made claims she purchased a pocket of up-to-date (UTD) potatoes from the Randburg branch of B. Nagiah’s Butchers but discovered the bag was allegedly relabeled by the well-known family business. The woman accuses B. Nagiah’s Butchers of cheating consumers during the lockdown by charging exorbitant prices and calls on the public to respond to her allegations by boycotting the business.
Following a cash reward of R10,000 by the B. Nagiah’s Butchers to the public, to help trace the woman, she was identified and has now issued an apology to B. Nagiah’s Butchers for her allegations in the viral video.
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Tamain Collette Pillay of B. Nagiah’s Butchers commented, “As a reputable South African Indian business have always placed our consumers first, ensuring quality products and the lowest prices. This is the reason why we had taken the decision to quash rumour-mongering, especially during this crucial period affecting the entire country and our loyal consumer base, who needed to hear the facts rather than listen to fake claims made in the damaging video.”
B. Nagiah’s prides itself as a 100-year-old family business that strives to serve our family of customers with the best quality in food products. We have investigated the claims made by the woman and can confirm that the brand of potatoes the woman alludes to is NOT a brand sold by our stores on that particular day.Tamain Collette Pillay, B. Nagiah’s Customer Care
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