WATCH | Shops allegedly selling muthi set alight in Olievenhoutbosh

2020-01-20 16:30
Four people were arrested on Sunday evening in connection with attacks on shops in Olievenhoutbosch, Pretoria, Gauteng police said.

Four people were arrested on Sunday evening in connection with attacks on shops in Olievenhoutbosch, Pretoria, Gauteng police said. (Screenshot)

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Four people were arrested on Sunday evening in connection with attacks on shops in Olievenhoutbosch, Pretoria, said Gauteng police.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said the attacks started after public order police attended to an incident in which a group of people raided shops believed to be selling muthi.

"The group allegedly became violent and attacked a police Nyala and the members responded by firing stun grenades and rubber bullets. The members then found another group allegedly looting a shop and arrested the four suspects," added Peters

Preliminary reports suggested the incidents in the area stemmed from the arrest of a suspect last week after the body of a woman, who went missing in November last year, was discovered on January 16.

Peters said area was quiet, but the police were still monitoring the situation.

- Compiled by Chante Schatz

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