Streets blocked, looting in Parys

Bloemfontein - One man was arrested after a group of people blocked roads and looted shops belonging to foreigners in the Ngwathe Municipality, Free State police said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Maseleka Langa said seven shops belonging to foreigners in Thumahole, Parys, were looted on Wednesday afternoon.

Roads leading into Thumahole were also blocked with stones and burning tyres.

Police said a street at the taxi rank in Parys was trashed with garbage at about 16:00 on Wednesday.

Langa said the arrested man faced a charge of malicious damage to property.
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