Foreign-owned shops looted in Soweto

2019-08-14 23:59

Foreign-owned shops were targeted in Soweto as some residents went on a looting spree on Wednesday evening.

By late night, reports of looting were still coming in.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele confirmed the incidents in Zola, Emdeni, Moletsane, White City, Zondi and Rockville.

He said that there was no indication yet as to why the looting had started, and said the police officers on the ground were monitoring the situation. 

The Sowetan reported that residents in White City claimed that the looting was a way of showing their anger at the attack in police officers in Johannesburg’s CBD two weeks ago.

Parts of the CBD spiralled into chaos after police conducted a raid on shops in Jeppe Street, which were allegedly selling fake goods. 

Read more here: WATCH: Joburg CBD littered with bricks after violent clashes between cops, shop owners

Makhubele said it could not be established yet whether anyone had been injured in Wednesday night's looting or if any arrest had been made. 

GET THE NEWS at your fingertips and download the News24 app for Android here now. Get it for your iPhone here.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  xenophobia
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
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.