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!