Granny berated at Pick n Pay after grandson accused of breaking chocolate

A witness says the woman apparently fainted during the incident, which took place on Saturday.

A woman and her grandson were berated at a Mitchells Plain Pick n Pay after refusing to pay for a chocolate allegedly broken by the young boyPicture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Images of a grandmother and her grandson being berated by a staff member at a Mitchells Plain Pick 'n Pay on Saturday have sparked outrage.

Eyewitness Faghria Kariem says a security staff member accused the child of breaking a chocolate, still in its wrapper, and threatened the woman with arrest after she refused to pay for the sweet. The woman then apparently fainted.

Pick n Pay's Facebook page has been flooded with posts by enraged customers.

In a written statement, Pick n Pay called the incident unacceptable and says the retailing chain is urgently looking into the matter.