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Police monitoring Soweto following deadly White City clashes

Police say some of the goods which were stolen have been recovered.

A large crowd of onlookers are gathered at a shopping complex in White City, Soweto, where some of the stores have been looted. Picture: Katleho Sekhotho/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police remain on high alert in some parts of Soweto following violent clashes between residents and foreign shop owners this week.

More than two dozen suspects were arrested and three people were killed during the violence which saw large groups of residents looting stores and going on the rampage, allegedly over the sale of expired and illicit food.

Police say some of the goods which were stolen have been recovered.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini says 27 suspects appeared in court on Friday.

“There was violence that erupted in Soweto when the shops owned by foreigners were looted, but quick police response led to the arrest of several suspects. Some of these suspects, about 27, they appeared at the Protea Magistrates Court yesterday.”

WATCH: White City violence: 27 arrested

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

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