2 hurt as shop petrol-bombed

2012-01-25 08:45

Johannesburg - Two people were injured when suspected robbers petrol-bombed a spaza shop in Tokoza, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

Both survivors were taken to hospital, said Captain Godfrey Maditsi.

On Tuesday night, a group of men went to the shop and demanded that those inside open the door.

"When they refused, the robbers threw something in there and then there was a bang and the container was in flames," said Maditsi.

"We suspect it was a petrol bomb."

It was unclear how many robbers were there. They fled the scene soon after.

No arrests were made, and two cases of attempted murder and arson were opened.

  • procold2 - 2012-01-25 08:54

    think xenophobia is the cause here and not robbery

      jody.beggs - 2012-01-25 10:24

      And the government doesn't like that word . Damn the man.

      MicTee - 2012-01-25 10:35

      you rite cz I pass there everyday on my way to wrk and I noticed that that shop is owned by Somalians....Its jst sad that ppl are willing to kill others for stupid reasons

  • Sean - 2012-01-25 09:09

    They couldn't get in so they just decided to bomb it anyway, what a society we live in?

  • Jaun - 2012-01-25 09:10

    The article fails to mention that the owners of the spaza shop in question were Bangladeshi foreign nationals.

  • Zoolie - 2012-01-25 09:10

    Its like having a flashback to the late 80`s. No respect for other peoples lives, let alone belongings.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-25 09:27

    Its so sad that after living in Africa for over 300 years we still have not learnt anything about the indigenous people or their way of dealing with things.

  • lindz.kok - 2012-01-25 09:29

    funny how it works i read these articles and see things like "pieter vermaak and jan stander opened fire on a groud gathered in chuch square" and then i read "two men in mamolodi opened fire on a group of people on a socker field" am i being misledby paranoia?

      Patrick - 2012-01-25 09:37

      this thugs, their we mentally ready to kill whites in 1994. but mandela dissapointed them. now they kill anythings with 2 legs.

  • Ian - 2012-01-25 09:40

    stinking smelly criminal savages

  • Ian - 2012-01-25 09:41

    you can take it out of the bush but you will never take the bush out of IT

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-25 09:47

      *sigh*... Ian just went full retard.

      larisha.toffar - 2012-01-25 11:09


      Zoolie - 2012-01-25 12:44

      o do i wish now i could help Pointblank not being so blank and toffar not being a complete toffie !!!!! Higher grade children.

  • dmaloma - 2012-01-25 10:58

    sad very sad story...........these criminals should be burnt as well.

      larisha.toffar - 2012-01-25 11:10

      if they can catch them that is...

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