Shops looted in Uitenhage

By Drum Digital
15 November 2013

Several shops were looted during violent protests in Langa near Uitenhage, said Eastern Cape police.

Brigadier Marinda Mills said a community hall was set alight and vehicles were pelted with stones.

"Four people have been arrested. The suspects will appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court soon on charges of public violence," said Mills.

There was still a strong police presence in the area on Thursday evening.

"We have deployed sufficient members to intensify visible policing and to react immediately on any situation which might occur," said Mills.

- SAPa

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