Burning buses in Mamelodi. (Supplied)
Pretoria - A group of protesters used live ammunition while trying to break into a shopping mall in Mamelodi on Tuesday, police said.
Someone shot at the padlock at the locked entrance to the mall, Colonel Noxolo Kweza said.
"We immediately responded and the crowds dispersed," she said.
She was responding to rumours that police used live ammunition on residents.
"We hear that there are reports that we are using live bullets. That is not true."
Foreign-owned shops were looted in Atteridgeville and 19 Autopax buses were burnt during the protests that started on Monday.
The unrest followed the ANC's decision to name Thoko Didiza as the party's Tshwane mayoral candidate for the August 3 local government elections.
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