News 30.3.2016 08:45 am

Police deny looting of foreign nationals’ shops

A member of the police fires rubber bullets at protesting residents last year in Mohlakeng, west of Johannesburg. Picture: Alaister Russell

A member of the police fires rubber bullets at protesting residents last year in Mohlakeng, west of Johannesburg. Picture: Alaister Russell

“Police officers managed to contain the situation before any looting could take place.”-Kweza.

There was no looting of shops owned by foreign nationals in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

Speaking to The Citizen, police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza said contrary to media reports, there was no shop which was looted.

“What we know is that local residents held a meeting on Tuesday, where some threatened to loot shops owned by foreign nationals, while others were against the idea.

“Police officers managed to contain the situation before any looting could take place,” said Kweza.
She said police officers will continue to patrol the area, which she added was calm on Wednesday morning.-stevent@citizen.co.za

 

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