Looted goods recovered from informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg, KZN

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A file image of the Jika Joe informal settlement.
A file image of the Jika Joe informal settlement.
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The police recovered looted items at Jika Joe informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday night.

Masukwana Street was closed off between Jabu Ndlovu and Prince Alfred streets because residents blocked the road and stoned passing vehicles.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson, Sergeant Mthokosizi Ngobesi, said residents did not want the police to enter the informal settlement and recover the looted items.

“Stun grenades were used to disperse the crowd,” said Ngobese.

He added that no one was arrested from the crowd.

Another police source confirmed that the looted and stolen items were recovered once the police had dispersed the crowd.

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