KwaNobuhle community moves to protect shop owners after attacks, looting
Uitenhage residents have vowed to protect foreign shop-owners from attacks and looting in trouble spots in their area and have set up an alarm system, saying the small businesses are doing a good job of serving the community.
This follows looting that took place at foreign-owned tuck shops in KwaNobuhle early last week in the wake of similar attacks and ransacking of stores in Johannesburg.
The residents from 10th Avenue in KwaNobuhle have been sounding alarms with whistles and going from door to door searching for looted goods and returning them to the owners.
Residents in Soweto, Johannesburg, went on the rampage two weeks ago, looting shops and attacking foreigners after a teenager was shot dead, allegedly by a foreign shop-owner. The 14-year-old victim was allegedly trying to forcibly gain entry to the shop.
Similar violence has since spread to other areas.
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