We were delighted when the Zimbali Wedge centre was launched and OK Foods opened its doors to service locals and visitors by offering a shopping alternative on the south side of the town but on Friday last week the OK Foods at Zimbali Wedge suddenly closed its doors – to the shock of most Ballito locals.

In the official statement posted on the Zimbali Wedge Facebook page the centre stated:

“The management of Zimbali Wedge would like to place on record that the permanent closure of OK Foods at Zimbali Wedge is a decision between the Franchisor and Franchisee of OK Foods and that any rumours suggesting that there were safety or structural issues with regard to the building are completely false and unfounded. We view any such accusations in a serious light.

We wish to state on record that the rumours of the building safety is untrue and we canĀ assure patrons to Zimbali Wedge Retail Centre that the comments being made are false and unfounded.

We are most grateful for the continued support from our patrons as we strive to add value and productivity to the community.

We thank you for your continued support and will keep you informed on future developments on a new anchor tenant.”

Owner of OK Foods store has confirmed he is moving out of the area and but has taken a “no comment” stance when asked about any further details and locals have taken to social media asking what really happened but at this stage the real details seem to remain elusive.

So for now we remain somewhat perplexed but we’re sure details will be shared when all parties feel comfortable. Locals remain curious as to who the new anchor tenant will be.