Calm restored in Soweto after looting

2015-01-21 11:50

Calm has been restored in various areas in Soweto after shops owned by foreign nationals were looted and a teenager was shot dead, Gauteng police said.

“It’s calm now. We are continuing to patrol the area,” Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said today.

Looting had spread to Emdeni, Zola and Protea Glen overnight following a shooting in Snake Park, near Dobsonville. Two people had been arrested in Jabulani.

On Monday foreign nationals allegedly shot dead a teenager and injured another when a group of boys attempted to rob their shop.

The shooting sparked protests and forced some foreign shop owners to flee the area.

The Star identified the teenager, who died after being shot in the neck, as 14-year-old Mthetheleli Siphiwe Mahori.

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