Foreign-owned shops looted in Limpopo

2015-04-29 13:38
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Polokwane - Limpopo police arrested eight people for looting foreign-owned shops in Thabazimbi, Colonel Ronel Otto said on Wednesday.

Four foreign-owned shops were looted and a tuck shop was set alight on Monday. The public order policing unit was deployed in the area to maintain peace.

“We are not going to tolerate any criminal behaviour, people must know that we will arrest and make sure that those charged will bid for them to be prosecuted,” said Otto.

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha denied that these were xenophobic attacks, saying it was pure criminality.

Those arrested will appear in the Thabazimbi Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of public violence, house-breaking and possession of stolen property.

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