Fifty businesses owned by undocumented foreign nationals in KZN closed

More than 50 businesses that are owned by undocumented foreign nationals, have been shut down in the Durban CBD, for allegedly selling expired goods and operating without licenses.

The closures are part of the ongoing efforts by the provincial Department of Economic Development, to curb the smuggling and selling of counterfeit goods.

Provincial economic development spokesperson Ndabezinhle Sibiya says inspectors also found incidents of illegal money banking.

“The MEC is emphasising the need to protect the economy of the province and to ensure that those who are operating businesses they do that within the confines of the law. She has undertaken to continue to work with law enforcement agencies to ensure that the trafficking as well as the sale of counterfeit goods is eradicated,” explains Sibiya.

Source: SABC News (