Indian origin butcher wins South Africa's leading sausage competition

The popular event receives entries from the nation's best traditional boerewors makers

Indian origin butcher wins South Africa's leading sausage competition
Indian origin South African butcher, Vikash Bachu, was declared winner of the 2021 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition

Indian origin South African butcher, Vikash Bachu, was declared winner of the 2021 ShopRite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition which was held virtually this year. The popular championship is presented annually by ShopRite and Checkers, a leading supermarket chain in South Africa.

Vikash from Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, who has been a butcher since high school, entered 12 times previously before being crowned 2021’s ultimate champion. The 38-year-old is the first Indian origin person to be crowned the winner of the traditional South African competition in 29 years.