The Soweto looting has spread. It’s out of control, with residents targeting foreigners’ stores across the township. The police cannot contain it. What started in Snake Park now touches home, a home that accepts foreigners until there’s time to force them out.
Thursday, 09:35, Naledi: Helicopters were heard overhead Wednesday night. The looting at Snake Park (foreigners stores only) spread to Emdeni, Zola and Protea Glen. There’s another fatality. First it was 14 year old Siphiwe Mahori, shot in the neck at Snake Park’s Raso Supermarket. Overnight, violence spread to Dobsonville and Mapetla, where another man was shot dead while a store was looted.
A burned tire and rubbish lie discarded on the street. The foreign-owned stores are closed. One looks like it’s been broken into. A South African in whose yard sits a store owned by a Pakastani says it’s happening everywhere.
12:00, Parktown: The top cops are at the Gauteng SAPS headquarters. Sixty-eight people have been arrested, including eight foreign nationals. Seven unlicensed firearms have been recovered. “Members of the community are warned not to take the law into their own hands. Police are taking g action and will not let…
Source : Daily Maverick