Heidelberg violence continues overnight

2012-03-20 07:27
Residents of the Ratanda informal settlement near Heidelberg run as police fire a water cannon at them during a protest. (Cornel van Heerden, Beeld)

Residents of the Ratanda informal settlement near Heidelberg run as police fire a water cannon at them during a protest. (Cornel van Heerden, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Shops owned by foreign nationals were looted overnight in Heidelberg, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

The looting happened in the Ratanda area, police spokesperson Constable Solani Mkhize said.

The police were monitoring the area after earlier managing to contain the situation.

The ransacking and stealing from the traders was sparked by service delivery protests on Monday morning. Five people were arrested on Monday when two houses and a municipal office were torched.

The houses were owned by two ward councillors.

Those arrested will appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, on charges of public violence.

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