VAAL TRIANGLE - Gauteng's community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko found that two Roots butcheries in the northern Vaal area were selling expired meat products. The raids were made at Eyethu Mall in Orange Farm as well as at Evaton Mall yesterday. Mazibuko, who was accompanied by Gauteng provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela, was acting on a tip-off about butcheries in the province selling expired meat products. In Eyethu Mall, police removed packets of chicken gizzards, necks and livers, and margarine containers. The team later headed to another Roots outlet in Evaton, where they found packets of expired chicken pieces, Russian sausages with no expiry dates, and a filthy trolley loaded with unpacked Russian sausages. Cardboard pieces were even found inside some chicken packs. Mazibuko said when they asked the manager why there are cardboards inside, he could not respond. The packages were removed from fridges. Mazibuko promised that action would be taken against the owners of the two butcheries.