Pelham residents band together to guard supermarket against looters

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Some of the members of the Pelham community, who stepped up to protect their local supermarket.
Some of the members of the Pelham community, who stepped up to protect their local supermarket.

When a small shopping centre at the heart of Pelham, in Pietermaritzburg, was at risk of being looted last week, residents banded together to protect it.

Local neighbourhood watch members joined forces to guard Pelham Supermarket and Pelham Liquor Store, as well as the flats above the stores in Oribi Road.

Douglas and Denise Roberts, who have been running the supermarket since February 2012, received a warning that trouble was brewing.

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