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2 hurt as shop petrol-bombed

2012-01-25 08:45

Johannesburg - Two people were injured when suspected robbers petrol-bombed a spaza shop in Tokoza, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

Both survivors were taken to hospital, said Captain Godfrey Maditsi.

On Tuesday night, a group of men went to the shop and demanded that those inside open the door.

"When they refused, the robbers threw something in there and then there was a bang and the container was in flames," said Maditsi.

"We suspect it was a petrol bomb."

It was unclear how many robbers were there. They fled the scene soon after.

No arrests were made, and two cases of attempted murder and arson were opened.

Comments
  • procold2 - 2012-01-25 08:54

    think xenophobia is the cause here and not robbery

      jody.beggs - 2012-01-25 10:24

      And the government doesn't like that word . Damn the man.

      MicTee - 2012-01-25 10:35

      you rite cz I pass there everyday on my way to wrk and I noticed that that shop is owned by Somalians....Its jst sad that ppl are willing to kill others for stupid reasons

  • Sean - 2012-01-25 09:09

    They couldn't get in so they just decided to bomb it anyway, what a society we live in?

  • Jaun - 2012-01-25 09:10

    The article fails to mention that the owners of the spaza shop in question were Bangladeshi foreign nationals.

  • Zoolie - 2012-01-25 09:10

    Its like having a flashback to the late 80`s. No respect for other peoples lives, let alone belongings.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-25 09:27

    Its so sad that after living in Africa for over 300 years we still have not learnt anything about the indigenous people or their way of dealing with things.

  • lindz.kok - 2012-01-25 09:29

    funny how it works i read these articles and see things like "pieter vermaak and jan stander opened fire on a groud gathered in chuch square" and then i read "two men in mamolodi opened fire on a group of people on a socker field" am i being misledby paranoia?

      Patrick - 2012-01-25 09:37

      this thugs, their we mentally ready to kill whites in 1994. but mandela dissapointed them. now they kill anythings with 2 legs.

  • Ian - 2012-01-25 09:40

    stinking smelly criminal savages

  • Ian - 2012-01-25 09:41

    you can take it out of the bush but you will never take the bush out of IT

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-25 09:47

      *sigh*... Ian just went full retard.

      larisha.toffar - 2012-01-25 11:09

      LOL!! HE HE HE, WONDER WHAT IT IS?

      Zoolie - 2012-01-25 12:44

      o do i wish now i could help Pointblank not being so blank and toffar not being a complete toffie !!!!! Higher grade children.

  • dmaloma - 2012-01-25 10:58

    sad very sad story...........these criminals should be burnt as well.

      larisha.toffar - 2012-01-25 11:10

      if they can catch them that is...

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