Police spokesperson, Colonel Jay Naicker, said the two incidents of looting were reported earlier today. Naicker says a cellular phone shop was broken into, and cellphones were stolen during the attacks on foreign nationals. He said police were on high alert in the city following the incidents. Meanwhile, seventy four people have been arrested in connection with the xenophobic violence in the province.
The suspects will be charged for various offences including murder, public violence, business robbery, theft and possession of firearms and ammunition.
Ethekwini Mayor James Nxumalo said the attacks on foreign nationals have had far-reaching negative economic implications for the City and South Africa.
“People should not take the law into their own hands but must report these criminals who are tarnishing the image of our beautiful city to police so that the perpetrators can be brought to book,” said Nxumalo.