Our brothers are trapped inside Atteridgeville - Somali shop owners

2016-06-21 12:26

Somali shops looted in Tshwane: 'Police aren't protecting us'

2016-06-21 12:09

News24 speaks to foreign nationals outside Atteridgeville on Tuesday about this week's unrest in Tshwane's townships, following the ANC's decision to name Thoko Didiza as the party's mayoral candidate for the upcoming municipal elections. Watch. WATCH

Pretoria - Somali shop owners on Tuesday appealed to the government to help get their friends and relatives out of Atteridgeville as protests rage in the area.

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"Our brothers are trapped inside. Our shops have been looted and everything taken," one shop owner told reporters.

"It is really bad. We are appealing to the government to assist us to save their lives. We don't care about the properties."

The three businessmen drove away from the area without entering the township. They said they did not feel safe.

"There is no police presence in the area. It's really bad."

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