CT protest: ‘I’m a South African and my shop was looted too’

A woman was killed during the looting and arson attacks on Saturday night and on Sunday morning.

Police on scene at a protest in Samora Machel on 8 September 2019. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police are keeping a vigilant eye on Samora Machel to quell tensions after protesters ransacked shops in the area.

A woman was killed during the looting and arson attacks on Saturday night and on Sunday morning. Twenty-one people have been taken into custody.

Police cordoned off the area on Sunday around the grocery chain store that was also been looted in the attack.
A local shop owner doubts whether the looting was aimed at foreign nationals.

“I’m a South African and my shop was looted too.”

A foreign shop owner told EWN their business was also completely destroyed during the looting.

“I am from Malawi. I work with people from Ghana. They damaged everything.”

A forensic services van was also on the scene. Two military trucks were parked nearby and SANDF soldiers guarded the area, as police detectives combed the crime scene for clues.

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