A Cape Town businessman lost R30 000 in a single day during a recent service delivery protest.
and a business partner, who took ownership of the Caltex Garage on the corner of Lansdowne and Spine Road in April, said that two or three days of protest action over the last two weeks was all it took to “be knocked back to square one”.
“My partner and I took over this business five months ago. Back then the Caltex garage was in real financial trouble and it took a huge effort to rebuild it. And now, just as it was starting to look sustainable, this happened,” said Ibrahim.