Pietermaritzburg’s looting losses estimated at over R2 billion

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Pietermaritzburg CBD suffered extreme damages with a lot of buildings being completely burnt down in the unrest last week. Pictured is a building located in Church Street which housed stores such as Markham, Wimpy, Pep and Focus.
Pietermaritzburg CBD suffered extreme damages with a lot of buildings being completely burnt down in the unrest last week. Pictured is a building located in Church Street which housed stores such as Markham, Wimpy, Pep and Focus.
Moeketsi Mamane

Pietermaritzburg businesses suffered losses estimated at more than R2 billion due last week’s looting and vandalism.

The unrest affected 90 businesses around Msunduzi — from tuck shops to shopping centres — which were looted and torched during riots.

This is according to a report compiled by the municipality, which showed that the total financial loss suffered by the Greater Edendale Mall itself was around R850 million.

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