'Absolute chaos' in Pretoria CBD - News24 reporter

2019-08-28 11:00

Thousands of taxis blocked several roads in the Pretoria CBD as protests rocked the city.

Shops are burnt and looted in the Pretoria CBD.
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28 Aug 14:04
Many shops remain closed and streets congested in the Pretoria CBD, SABC News reports

28 Aug 13:13
Police highlight criminal elements in the Pretoria protests on ENCA

28 Aug 13:12
Officials will meet with taxi organisations later in the day

28 Aug 13:11
Fire Services on standby to put out fires in the Pretoria CBD, reports ENCA

28 Aug 13:10
Large police presence in the Pretoria CBD, reports ENCA

28 Aug 13:03
The situation in the Pretoria CBD remains tense

28 Aug 13:00

28 Aug 12:46

28 Aug 12:42
Brown Street is a hotspot for nyaope dealing, says an SAFM contributor

28 Aug 12:39
EWN reports that public bus services have been suspended in the City of Tshwane for safety reasons

28 Aug 12:32
Looks like taxi drivers are now deciding on moving to Sunnyside or Marabastad. Others are saying they should move to Tshwane House, tweets @AlexMitchley

28 Aug 12:27
Tshwane Metro is in communication with the SA police regarding the situation in the Pretoria CBD, reports SABC News

28 Aug 12:24

28 Aug 12:24
There are people who were injured, a City of Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson tells SAFM

28 Aug 12:16
SAFM reports that it seems that police are unable to manage the protests

28 Aug 12:15
Emergency services are rushing to put out fires in the Pretoria CBD, says SAFM

28 Aug 12:14
Police firing stun grenades in the Pretoria CBD, says SAFM

28 Aug 12:13
Smoke rising from protests and looting happening, reports SAFM

28 Aug 12:12
Google Maps data shows the state of traffic in Pretoria CBD

28 Aug 12:06

28 Aug 12:06
A bottle store has now been looted in Bloed street, tried getting images, but looters started threatening me, tweets @AlexMitchley

28 Aug 12:03
Pretoria officials view that they will be in the CBD until order is restored, reports SAFM

28 Aug 12:02
SAFM reports that several foreign-owned shops have been looted in Pretoria

28 Aug 11:56

28 Aug 11:55
We are a block away from Bloed and our block is so peaceful nkare we in another city. All you hear is rubber bullets and screaming from afar #pretoriacbd. Tweet from @Mkdiala_

28 Aug 11:47

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28 Aug 11:44
WATCH | Police fire rubber bullets as looters run amok in Pretoria CBD

28 Aug 11:38
Scrap my previous tweet, police have just released people that were caught in the looted shops, tweets @AlexMitchley

28 Aug 11:36

28 Aug 11:36

28 Aug 11:34
SABC News shows that TMPD officers are directing traffic in the Pretoria CBD

28 Aug 11:30

28 Aug 11:29
Santaco Tshwane regional chairperson Xolly Tshabalala is calling on police minister Bheki Cele to come here and deal with drug dealers so that taxi operators won't have too, tweets @AlexMitchley

28 Aug 11:29

Official denies that nyaope boys get guns from police.  

Tells SABC News that the allegations will be investigated


28 Aug 11:27

Officials warn drivers to avoid the Pretoria CBD on SABC News.  

They say that the city is safe


28 Aug 11:26
The situation in Pretoria is still tense, City of Tshwane spokesperson tells SABC News

28 Aug 11:25
Foreign-owned shops are targeted in Pretoria, reports SABC News

28 Aug 11:20

28 Aug 11:19

28 Aug 11:16
Bus services are safe so far, reports SAFM

28 Aug 11:15

28 Aug 11:14
Police are busy trying to contain the protests, says SAFM

28 Aug 11:14
Tshwane officials told journalists to be careful, reports SAFM

28 Aug 11:10

A number of roads have been blocked in the City of Tshwane.  

Traffic delays are around 15 minutes, reports Power987


28 Aug 11:08
Police tell Power987 that protesters were caught vandalising train lines in Pretoria

28 Aug 11:05

28 Aug 11:05
In Tshwane CBD where taxi drivers have blockaded several roads after a taxi driver was allegedly shot and killed by a drug dealer yesterday. Extremely hostile, shops being looted as well, tweets @AlexMitchley

28 Aug 11:04
Some of the looted shops that were set alight are now fully engulfed in flames, the fire department was here, but they too were forced to leave the area as well, tweets @AlexMitchley

28 Aug 11:02

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