Damage and destruction of property in retail stores by alleged Corona Virus victims

During these difficult and unprecedented times there have been various reports of people wilfully, maliciously and recklessly coughing and spitting on items on retail shelves in supermarkets. This legal blog has been released to clarify the legal aspects of such an offence.

Spitting or coughing at frontline retail staff and security operatives

There has been a  number of reported incidents in the media around the world of people deliberately spitting and coughing at retail staff and security operatives at retail stores during the Corona Virus pandemic. This legal blog will pertain to acts ‘carried out’ as to differentiate between an act threatened and a physical assault carried …