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EC police on high alert after Queenstown looting

This after residents attacked foreigners and vandalised their shops.

FILE: Locals attacked foreigners and vandalised their shops. Picture: Gadeeja Abbas/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Eastern Cape police are on high alert following the looting of shops belonging to foreign nationals near Queenstown.

It's believed the chaos broke out after the murder of a resident allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend in Cala on Thursday.

Police have since arrested the 28-year-old Zimbabwean national this morning.

Some foreign nationals in the Cala area are seeking refuge at the local police station while others are being accommodated at a place of safety.

This after residents attacked foreigners and vandalised their shops.

It's understood locals went on the rampage following the discovery of Zandile Dudumashe's body stashed in the gullies near the village.

Police spokesperson Khaya Tonjeni say four shops were vandalised and looted.

"Members of the public became violent and started an assault and destruction campaign against foreigners. Public Order Police were called to the police to quell the violence and restore peace and order.

No arrests have been made in connection with the looting.

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