Tiananmen Square? No, Checkers

Tiananmen Square? No, Checkers

Fatcats and citizens are squaring up in the Battle of Hermanus

Shoprite Checkers CEO Whitey Basson had to quietly flee the scene of a ceremonial handover of land in Hermanus last month. Jeering protesters – many of them furious pensioners – let the mayor and his friends know what they thought of having a Checkers branch in their midst. Basson headed out in his Lexus only minutes after his arrival, when a front-end loader had repeatedly “charged” the angry residents. A sod-turning with a difference!

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