Cars torched, foreign-owned shops attacked in 'anti-drug' protest

2017-03-28 18:08
A foreign shop owner walks past a torched vehicle in Polokwane CBD on Tuesday. (Chester Makana, News24)

A foreign shop owner walks past a torched vehicle in Polokwane CBD on Tuesday. (Chester Makana, News24)

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Polokwane - Four cars were torched in downtown Polokwane in an apparent protest against drugs on Tuesday.

Some businesses in the area closed abruptly as residents vandalised foreign-owned shops. Locals chanted anti-drugs songs as they moved through the streets.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the protest had started on Monday.

He said they did not know the reason for the protest and that they were waiting for victims to come forward and open cases.

No arrests had been made. Ngoepe dismissed claims that the attacks were xenophobic.

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