Heidelberg protesters re-group
Johannesburg - Hundreds of residents of Ratanda in Heidelberg gathered on the streets on Tuesday to protest over service delivery, Gauteng police said.
"People are marching down the street. There's no violence at this stage," Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.
The march followed the looting of shops owned by foreign nationals overnight. The ransacking and stealing from the traders was sparked by service delivery protests which started on Monday.
Two houses owned by ward councillors and a municipal office were also torched.
Dlamini said 48 people had so far been arrested for public violence and were expected to appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.