The Gauteng province is experiencing its 6th episode of looting, torching and vandalizing of shops thought to be owned by foreigners in the country.
(Photo, South African looters take items from alleged foreign-owned shops during a riot in the Johannesburg suburb of Turffontein on Sept 2, 2019, as angry protesters loot alleged foreign-owned shops in a new wave of violence targeting foreign nationals. PHOTO: AFP)
By Tiyani Solly Mabunda
Community leader, Sivuyile Nama, says:” These should not be seen as a xenophobic attack against foreign nationals but criminals have taken advantage of the situation. “
ANC Secretary-General Cde Ace Magashule also condemned the attacks that took place today in the CBD & deems them unacceptable.
ANC Secretary-General Cde @Magashule_Ace condemns the attacks that took place today in the CBD & deems them unacceptable. #jeppestown #jhbcbd #PretoriaCBD pic.twitter.com/59zyGmrkYj
— African National Congress (@MYANC) September 2, 2019
These lootings have since spread far and wide in Gauteng reaching to Forsburg, Pretoria, and Tembisa.