GAUTENG POLICE COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS JOBURG CBD VIOLENCE, LOOTING AS LAWLESSNESS

GAUTENG POLICE COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS JOBURG CBD VIOLENCE, LOOTING AS LAWLESSNESS

Gauteng police commissioner Elias Mawela has described the violence, looting and arson in the city as lawless and inhumane.

More than 40 people have been arrested in connection with the unrest in Jeppestown, Malvern, Tembisa and surrounding areas.

The police’s Mathapelo Peters said that Mawela has called for calm.

“The provincial commissioner said that it is a sad day when people choose to capitalise on the misfortune of others to advance anarchy and criminality. Lieutenant-General Mawela has further called on members of the public to refrain from public violence whereby police have noted with concern acts of violence circulating on social media.”

In Malvern, shop owners who were affected by the looting and arson attacks were now opening complaints with the police.

On Sunday night, a mob broke into several buildings in Malvern, torching them.

Clive Cope was the owner of a building which was also affected: “As I drove in along Jules Street every single shop along the way was looted, the roller shutters were pulled up… I think a lot of the smaller businesses don’t have insurance. We’re fortunate, we’re quite a big business, so we do have insurance, but this is really going to affect us.”

Mia Lindeque/EWN

Facebook Comments

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 8066 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

Biden faces competition for black vote in his SC ‘firewall’

Biden faces competition for black vote in his SC ‘firewall’

ASSOCIATION OF YORUBA IN DIASPORA SOUTH AFRICAN (AYIDSA) COURTESY VISIT TO THE NIGERIA AMBASSADOR TO SOUTH AFRICA AMBASSADOR KABIRU BALA, AT THE HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA

Association of Yoruba in Diaspora (AYIDSA) Courtesy visit to Nigeria Ambassador to South Africa at the High Commission in Pretoria yesterday to officially invite Ambassador Kabiru Bala and the mission to their

First National Bank : Watch out for these 8 banking scams

FNB is warning subscribers about eight banking scams which can cost them dearly. “We view security as an integral part of a seamless online banking experience,” said Yolande Steyn, Head

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply