Cop caught on film looting in Soweto

2015-01-22 14:43
(SAPS)

(SAPS)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A police officer filmed participating in looting in Dobsonville, Soweto, will be formally charged, Gauteng's community safety MEC said on Thursday.

"We have already acted against the individual that's identified in the clip... He's definitely going to be formally charged," Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane told reporters in Johannesburg.

She said the officer had been stationed in Dobsonville.

Two people have been shot dead and two injured since violence broke out between locals and foreigners this week.

The looting of foreign-owned shops started on Monday after 14-year-old Mthetheleli Siphiwe Mahori was shot dead, allegedly by a foreign shop owner in Snake Park.

The boy was allegedly with a group that tried to rob the shop.

"We suspect that it is a revenge attack, they're responding to the boy that was killed," Nkosi-Malobane said.

Eighty-one foreign shops had been looted since Monday and 68 people arrested.

Read more on:    police  |  soweto  |  johannesburg  |  crime  |  soweto unrest
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
77 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.