Police arrest suspected looters in Tzaneen

The suspects were arrested after being found in possession of looted goods from foreign owned shops.

The suspects were found in possession of thousands of rands, groceries, furniture, building material and electrical goods. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police have arrested twenty people for public violence and looting in Maake, near Tzaneen this weekend.

The police's Hangwani Mulaudzi says the suspects will appear in a local court tomorrow.

"Since Thursday until this weekend we had operations where we managed to confiscate some of the stolen goods. As the police, we just want to reiterate the fact that most of these service delivery protests are associated with criminal activity."

This is the latest violence that comes two months after police managed to bring a separate violent protest under control in Tzaneen.

Demonstrations broke out in Kubjana after three children were found in a shop owner's car, one of whom had died.

Streets had been blocked by burning branches, rubble and stones as community members went on the rampage setting fire to the man's house, shop and car.