Pretoria violence continues



June 23, 2016
Pretoria violence continues

Protesters loot a spaza shop in Mabopane, Pretoria. CREDIT: Sourced

Political violence continued in Gauteng yesterday.

Gauteng police said two people were shot and killed in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, as several shops were looted overnight.

Colonel Noxolo Kweza said no arrests had been made in connection with the deaths.

The two were allegedly part of a mob attempting to rob a Pakistani-owned shop in the location.

By yesterday, police had arrested more than 40 people following incidents of violence amid continuing protests across Pretoria.

“Some of the people were arrested in Atteridgeville, Hercules, Mabopane, Soshanguve and Mamelodi. They will appear in court soon. They have been charged with public violence, theft and possession of stolen property,” said Kweza.

Streets across Pretoria’s townships were littered with dirt, tree branches and rubble, forcing motorists to drive on sidewalks.

Mense are revolting over the selection of ANC’s mayoral candidate Thoko Didiza.

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