Cops patrolling Diepsloot after shooting

2013-05-27 11:48
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Johannesburg - No complaints of intimidation have been reported to Diepsloot police on Monday after a shop owner shot dead two alleged robbers at the weekend, said police.

The two alleged robbers, believed to be Zimbabwean nationals, were shot dead by a Somali man on Sunday.

"The Somali said the men tried to rob him at his shop so he pulled out his gun and shot the two men. They both died from the shooting," said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

The man was arrested and charged with murder. He would appear in the Atteridgeville Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Patrols

AFP reported that a mob of more than 100 people went on a rampage in the area on Sunday, amid simmering anger at immigrants. Some shops were reportedly attacked before the police intervened.

Dlamini said police were monitoring the situation.

"The police are patrolling the area. They are not necessarily focused on foreign-owned shops," he said.

He could not disclose how many officials had been deployed to the area.

According to Eyewitness News, some shop owners claimed they would not open their shops until their safety was guaranteed.

Dlamini said he was not aware of these claims.

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