Pick n Pay mum on whether staff face action after berating grandmother

A woman was threatened with arrest after her grandson was accused of breaking a chocolate at the weekend.

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CAPE TOWN - It is not yet known whether steps will be taken against Pick n Pay security or staff who allegedly harassed a grandmother and her grandson.

The incident took place at a store in Mitchells Plain on Saturday.

The woman was allegedly threatened with arrest after she refused to pay for a chocolate her grandson had apparently broken in its wrapper.

A witness, Faghria Lariem, says the woman refused to pay for the sweet and fainted after security threatened her with arrest.

The incident sparked outrage after a picture of the distraught grandmother and crying child was posted on social media.

In a written statement Pick n Pay's Jarred van Vuuren says the woman has since accepted the retailer's apology and considers the matter resolved.

The retailer has been unavailable to answer questions about whether steps will be taken against the store or the staff or security guards involved.