A truck carrying a cargo of soups and spices that overturned on the N3 between the Sandriver and Tugela One Stop was looted in the late hours of Monday night, 25 September.

Officials at the scene told The Ladysmith Herald that looters came out in their numbers from all along the N3. “There were so many. Nothing could be done to stop the looting,” said one of the officials. Ladysmith police were called to the scene, but at the time of arriving the looters had already fled with the ill-gotten gains.