Counting the cost of Soweto’s looting

2015-01-23 08:40

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An uneasy calm returned to Soweto last night following the xenophobic violence that has seen spaza shops that are owned by immigrants looted and the owners fleeing with heavily armed police escorts.

Shop owners are still counting the cost of this week’s attacks on their businesses. A Somali shopkeeper estimated that the cost was “easily millions of rands” because many shop owners kept stock of up to R100 000 in their spaza shops.

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