#TshwaneUnrest: Another night of widespread looting in Mabopane

Two people were killed on Wednesday at the Central City Shopping Mall after police cracked down on looters.

Police move into Mabopane's Central City Mall where looters broke in. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

PRETORIA - The community of Mabopane, north of Pretoria, is counting the costs after yet another night of widespread looting.

Two people were killed on Wednesday at the Central City Shopping Mall after police cracked down on looters.

This brings to five, the number of people who have died in the unrest since Sunday after the African National Congress (ANC) announced Thoko Didiza as its mayoral candidate for Tshwane.

Two hundred others have been arrested in areas including, Mamelodi, Atteridgeville and Hammanskraal.

Police fired rubber bullets at looters before they responded with live ammunition.



Authorities then swept through the Central City Shopping Mall, swiftly moving past the broken windows and appliances which lay strewn throughout the centre.





Their pursuit of the culprits took them into the community before a stop-and-search was conducted.

These scenes played out just hours after State Security Minister David Mahlobo assured the community the city's unrest is under control.





The cost of the damage is unknown.

WATCH: #TshwaneUnrest: Bullets fly in Mabopane.

SOSHANGUVE RESIDENTS FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES

Eyewitnesses to a shooting in Soshanguve, which claimed the lives of two people, saidthey now fear for their own lives.

The pair believed to be looters were shot dead in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The body of one of the victim's was found at the central city mall and the other nearby.

A woman who lives next to the house where one of the people died says her family is frightened at the thought of the looters returning.

"We are very scared and we've got kids. What can I do if they come back at night?"