Foreign shops petrol-bombed in Western Cape

2012-07-12 21:18

Johannesburg - Western Cape police were searching on Thursday for the petrol-bombers of shops owned by foreigners in Beacon Valley, in the Western Cape.

Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said four tuckshops owned by two Bangladeshis, a Somali and a Pakistani were set alight on Wednesday night.

They were petrol-bombed within minutes of each other, and one injury was reported, he said.

"The damage in those shops is extensive."

He said residents alerted the police.

  • - 2012-07-13 11:03

    This is sheer and pure hatred for foreigners - maybe those responsible should be more enterprising and stop feeling deprived and expecting hand outs - all these shop owners want is to be able to make an honest living.

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