Several foreign-owned shops looted in Pretoria CBDSeveral foreign-owned shops looted in Pretoria CBD

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Several foreign owned shops have been looted in the Pretoria city centre on Wednesday.

It is believed the violence erupted after Tuesday’s incident when a taxi driver was shot dead by a suspected drug peddler.

 

#PretoriaCBD looting of foreign owned spaza shops in Pretoria at corner Struben and Lilian Ngoyi street. Police out numbered and are simply watching. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/aCy6UZaD0o

— Sipho Stuurman (@Sipho_Stuurman) August 28, 2019

It’s alleged the taxi driver was trying to stop the peddler from selling drugs to a potential buyer.

 

#PretoriaCBD one shop torched as looting continues #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/nqWRJSlE6I

— Sipho Stuurman (@Sipho_Stuurman) August 28, 2019

Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba has advised motorists to stay clear of the CBD as the situation remains tense.

 

#PretoriaCBD media being intimidated, looters just stopped us from filiming. Still not enough law enforcement officers to contain the situation. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/8DmowXQvuc

— Sipho Stuurman (@Sipho_Stuurman) August 28, 2019

“Earlier on, the situation was a bit volatile. We managed to restore order, although at this stage it’s still tense. We’ll keep on being on site until we are sure the situation has normalised. We would like to warn motorists to avoid coming to the CBD. We can assure the residents in the CBD that order will be restored,” explains Mahamba.

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Several foreign owned shops have been looted in the Pretoria city centre on Wednesday.

It is believed the violence erupted after Tuesday’s incident when a taxi driver was shot dead by a suspected drug peddler.

 

#PretoriaCBD looting of foreign owned spaza shops in Pretoria at corner Struben and Lilian Ngoyi street. Police out numbered and are simply watching. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/aCy6UZaD0o

— Sipho Stuurman (@Sipho_Stuurman) August 28, 2019

It’s alleged the taxi driver was trying to stop the peddler from selling drugs to a potential buyer.

 

#PretoriaCBD one shop torched as looting continues #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/nqWRJSlE6I

— Sipho Stuurman (@Sipho_Stuurman) August 28, 2019

Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba has advised motorists to stay clear of the CBD as the situation remains tense.

 

#PretoriaCBD media being intimidated, looters just stopped us from filiming. Still not enough law enforcement officers to contain the situation. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/8DmowXQvuc

— Sipho Stuurman (@Sipho_Stuurman) August 28, 2019

“Earlier on, the situation was a bit volatile. We managed to restore order, although at this stage it’s still tense. We’ll keep on being on site until we are sure the situation has normalised. We would like to warn motorists to avoid coming to the CBD. We can assure the residents in the CBD that order will be restored,” explains Mahamba.

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The post Several foreign-owned shops looted in Pretoria CBD appeared first on SABC News – Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa’s news leader..

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