Following the uproar on Twitter over the pictures that surfaced on the internet of the uncooked chicken on a bare, filthy brown floor being washed down by KFC staff, the Braamfontein store has been temporarily closed. The person who posted the images, Mfumo Bamazza received the pictures from an anonymous Johannesburg resident who photographed them from his Clifton Heights flats balcony in Braamfontein.
In the two images, men wearing red t-shirts and navy blue pants can be seen using a hose to stream large amounts of water onto the chicken which is laid bare on the floor. The uncooked poultry pieces are contained in buckets in one image with blood and water streaming down the ground. The background looks like a warehouse where KFC deliveries are stored.
Bamuzza captioned the pic: "KFC Braamfontein comrades!!! This is how they wash your meat. On the ground!!!!! Photocred goes to a south point (Clifton Heights) resident. #knowwhatyoueat." He added he was a regular customer whose 'heart stopped' when he saw the images.
KFC South Africa issued a short statement on Twitter saying: "We’re aware of the incident in Braamfontein & take the preparation of our food seriously. We’re currently investigating this further."