Mall fire wipes out pharmacy stock

2012-05-29 09:06

Johannesburg - Stock valued at R30m was destroyed in the Dis-Chem pharmacy razed by a fire in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

The pharmacy, one of six shops at the Princess Crossing shopping centre that caught fire on Tuesday, underwent extensive renovations less than a year ago, according to Niall Hegarty, a Dis-Chem director.

He said that around 118 of their employees would be sent to other branches in the greater Johannesburg area, and would not be retrenched.

Hegarty urged clients to make use of other pharmacies in the area to get their prescription medication.

"All our pharmacies are linked, and we can still meet all our clients' needs."

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-05-29 09:22


  • Gareth - 2012-05-29 09:25

    glad they keep their jobs

      Stef - 2012-05-29 09:35

      Yes, thumbs up for DisChem and Mr Hegarty! Hope they had comprehensive insurance.

  • Johannes - 2012-05-29 09:47

    Went past yesterday morning, place is really in a mess. The water is still pouring out today. The hub was above it and it gone, whole roof collapsed.

  • pieter.joubert.9 - 2012-05-29 09:56

    Mmm, another one was burnt to the ground in Pretoria a while ago. They have the worst luck!

  • ErnaJacobs - 2012-05-29 10:06

    Dischem - again?

  • theresa.pickering.1 - 2012-05-29 10:17

    This is so sad as this branch is really awesome! I hope they rebuild and bring their staff back. It is a huge loss for their clients on the Westrand.

  • tolken - 2012-05-29 12:43

    In a couple of days we will read it was a huge cover up for millions rands medicine stolen....

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