Foreign nationals urged not to return to Soweto
The Somali Community Board will wait for instructions from govt on when to resume trading.
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JOHANNESBURG - The Somali Community Board in Soweto has urged foreign nationals not to return to the township, at least for now, fearing tensions could rise again after last month's looting and violence.
The looting and violence spread beyond parts of Soweto and claimed at least six lives, including that of a baby.
Chairperson of the board, Amir Sheikh, says they will wait for government's instructions on when it's safe to resume trading.
"We agreed with the MEC for community safety that after the burial of the young Siphiwe Mahori, we should hold on for a meeting with leadership on a coordinated way of our members returning to the community."