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Picture of the day: Shops looted in Daveyton protest

By Sapa | Aug 20, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 21 ]

  • Daveyton residents protest over housing and land. Photo Thulani Mbele.

  • Daveyton residents barricaded the streets with burning tyre, stones and rubbish from nearby houses while protesting over housing and land. Photo Thulani Mbele.

  • Daveyton residents barricaded the streets with burning tyre, stones and rubbish from nearby houses while protesting over housing and land. Photo Thulani Mbele.

  • Community members trying to bring down a wall to get access to a foreign owned shop as they protest for land and housing. Photo Thulani Mbele

  • Police shooting rubber bullets at protesters. Photo Thulani Mbele.

  • FILE Photo: Thulani Mbele.

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A number of shops owned by foreigners in Daveyton have been looted, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Wednesday.

"Criminal elements organised themselves into small groups of between six and 12 people and went and looted different shops from around sunset yesterday [Tuesday] until around 9pm," Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

"Police could not get to all the shops at the same time, we could only get to some. So for those shops we could not get to the residents themselves protected the other shops being looted."

No injuries were reported and no arrests made.

Kgasago was unable to say exactly how many shops were looted.

"It calmed down overnight and this morning [Wednesday] it was fairly quiet," he said.

"Some of the rocks that were used to blockade roads yesterday have been removed. There is free passage to motorists to enter and exit Daveyton."

However, some intersections were still blocked.

Kgasago said a meeting between protesters and officials was scheduled for Wednesday to try to resolve the issue.

Another meeting was planned for Thursday.

The protest began on Monday when residents tried to illegally invade land and erect shacks but were prevented by authorities.


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What is the significance of pic 1? Tlhogo ha kgomo? SMH

Aug 20, 2014 8:19 | 2 replies


Eish...tota ruri dilo tse dingwee di a makatsa! Pure madness!

Aug 20, 2014 8:21 | 1 replies


Lekgarebe le lentle, ke itumella go go bona gape gompieno.

Aug 20, 2014 8:26 | 1 replies


Waitse o ntatlhile matsatsi a....go leng ke go dumedisa on other articles...since Mosupulogo! Are you well my dear?

Aug 20, 2014 9:27 | 1 replies


Le go oka. Nka latlha wena mare? Ke dumela fa kene ke semelletse ka natla. Le gompieno ga nkitla ka nna thtat fa. O tlhole sentle ne! O kae Montlenyane? LOL

Aug 20, 2014 9:53 | 1 replies


thtat = thata

Aug 20, 2014 9:53 | 1 replies


Ahhhhh....that's great mothooooo...#bigsmile! Ke rata thata fa re semella...All the best! Montle o nyametse! Mme gone ke thulane nae maabane on on of the articles! :)

Aug 20, 2014 10:3 | 0 replies


foolishness at its best...

Aug 20, 2014 3:29 | 0 replies


Singing "Hei wena Afrika, kgale o dutse hae, tsamaya o iketsetsa tsa ho phela, tsoha o iketsetsa" Wake up my African brothers and sisters! For how long are we gonna sit and demand houses?????? I find this the most depressing idea ever! Wake up my people! Wake up!

Aug 20, 2014 8:24 | 1 replies


Wake up Africans? Is that you Nkandlhana? LOL

Aug 20, 2014 8:27 | 0 replies


Pic 2 - Destroy our sharks. Nyaa tlhe!! Are those rugby Natal Sharks?

Aug 20, 2014 8:25 | 1 replies
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Aug 20, 2014 8:28 | 0 replies


Pic 6 - Mzekezeke

Aug 20, 2014 8:29 | 0 replies


lol Shredder! O wa kwerana straight! Kwaaaaa

Aug 20, 2014 9:13 | 0 replies


OK now what do the foreigners have to do with service delivery. the same poeple that must be held to account ie ANC are revered and voted back to power and the foreign shop owners who have nothing to do with this are attacked!

Aug 20, 2014 11:5 | 0 replies


Why is that one oke wearing his great granny's curtains?

Aug 20, 2014 1:36 | 1 replies



Aug 21, 2014 1:10 | 0 replies


this country is just getting worse by the day

Aug 20, 2014 2:47 | 0 replies


who send Red Ants to destroy our Sharks? really? Sharks???

Aug 20, 2014 3:33 | 1 replies


Kwaaa english is not my mother language tltltltltltlt

Jan 22, 2015 2:21 | 0 replies