The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has called for the government to be dissolved and replaced by a caretaker administration until the 2024 National and Provincial elections following looting allegations by officials. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has proposed a caretaker administration, which would consist of representatives from civil society and the[…]
By Aneeqa Du Plessis Despair, desperation and hunger appears to be on the rise as the country enters its fourth week of the COVID-19 national lockdown. The looting of shops, liquor stores and now trucks – what is alleged to be acts of criminality – have become frequent. Two trucks[…]
By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert Unrest erupted across several communities on the Cape Flats on Tuesday, in what many believe is the start of worse things to come as a result of the national lockdown. A business robbery at Modacks in Manenberg caused widespread damage to other businesses in surrounding areas,[…]
Western Cape police have reinforced deployments in several townships on the Cape Flats after several incidents of burglary, looting of grocery stores and public violence on Tuesday afternoon. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa, a group of about 16 people stormed a supermarket in Gatesville at about 14:40 on[…]
Scores of people in Valhalla Park looted stores and a butchery on Monday, sparking anger on social media. Videos of the incident clearly show looters making away with whole carcasses, packs of meat and other goods – including a freezer. Some also appeared to fight over the loot. The incident[…]
Policed nabbed 12 people in Jeppestown overnight for trying to loot foreign-owned shops, as State Security Minister David Mahlobo vowed to bring instigators to book. Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said Jeppestown in Johannesburg was the only place where violence was reported on Thursday night. He could not[…]
A young teenage boy died after being shot three times during a looting spree in Lindelani in KwaZulu-Natal, hit by deadly xenophobic violence that broke out over the weekend. But there was no need yet for the army to be sent in, said Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, who described the[…]
The Seskhona People’s Rights Movement says they are not deterred by the City of Cape Town’s plans to ban the group from marching in the CBD again. This follows after the group marched to the provincial legislature on Thursday and a few protesters broke away from the march and looted[…]
The Somali Association of South Africa (SASA) does not fear any further cases of looting of stores owned by Somali nationals in the Western Cape, according to spokesperson Mohamed Aden Osman. Osman expressed this sentiment a day after supporters of the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement were allegedly involved in the[…]
Somali shop owner Alodixashi Sheik Yusuf has been released on bail in the Protea Magistrate’s Court for shooting dead a Soweto teenager, The New Age reported on Friday. “Facts before me show you might be guilty of culpable homicide and not murder,” Magistrate Herman Badenhorst was quoted as saying. Yusuf[…]
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