For many South Africans, the July riots and looting will forever be engrained in our psyche – an experience unlike any other that threatened to debilitate our country and divide its people. However, living through this unprecedented experience in 2021 has demonstrated our innate resilience and ability to unite as a country, a nation and as a human race.
“With so many businesses, organizations and communities affected, unfortunately Tiger Wheel & Tyre Empangeni was not immune to the destruction. And, as we continue to survey the damage and estimate our financial loss, we can’t help but be grateful for the safety of our store team and customers,” said Farishta Singh – Group Marketing Executive at TiAuto Investments.
Comilla Naidoo – Store Owner and Manager at Tiger Wheel & Tyre Empangeni, “Not only was our stock completely looted and office computers and electronics stolen, but the interior and exterior of our premises were left vandalized, with additional machinery and equipment damaged. Sifting through the remnants of what was once a successful fitment centre, brimming with brand new tyres and beautiful, shiny wheels; where fitment bays were abuzz with the clanking of metal and enthused chatter of our fitment technicians – there remains a glimmer of hope and quiet optimism that this too shall pass and that we will rise again, more successful than ever!”
Continuing, “Our store is a community staple and home to many loyal customers. As we continue to rebuild, we are thankful for the public’s patience and support, and would like to direct any interim queries to Tiger Wheel Tyre Richards Bay for assistance – 035 789 2668.”
Tiger Wheel & Tyre Empangeni employs 12 people, many of whom were able to transfer to surrounding stores. The store is estimated to reopen toward the end of August 2021 – however updates will be posted across the brand’s social media channels and website.
At this time, Tiger Wheel & Tyre would like to remind customers that they stand in solidarity with the anti-looting initiative and that no loose wheels, tyres or batteries will be fitted without a valid sales invoice.
Tiger Wheel & Tyre are committed to providing consumers with expert advice, superior fitment services and products from leading brands in wheels, tyres and batteries. For more information visit www.twt.to or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the handle @TigerWheelnTyre
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and for the safety of our customers and staff, Tiger Wheel & Tyre continues to implement and encourage strict hygiene protocols and social distancing across all stores.