Shops looted in Uitenhage protests

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

Police spokesperson 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.


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