Sat Dec 03 15:40:58 SAST 2016

Picture of the day: Shops looted in Daveyton protest

By Sapa | 2014-08-20 07:58:31.0 | 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.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

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.

COMMENTS [ 21 ]

Login OR Join up TO COMMENT

Shredder

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

2014-08-20 08:19:52.0 | 2 replies

Ruralgirl

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

2014-08-20 08:21:43.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

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

2014-08-20 08:26:49.0 | 1 replies

Ruralgirl

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

2014-08-20 09:27:42.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

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

2014-08-20 09:53:19.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

thtat = thata

2014-08-20 09:53:41.0 | 1 replies

Ruralgirl

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! :)

2014-08-20 10:03:57.0 | 0 replies

Maduvula

foolishness at its best...

2014-08-20 15:29:59.0 | 0 replies

Ruralgirl

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!

2014-08-20 08:24:33.0 | 1 replies

Shredder

Wake up Africans? Is that you Nkandlhana? LOL

2014-08-20 08:27:14.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

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

2014-08-20 08:25:54.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-20 14:14:32.0 | 0 replies
2014-08-20 08:28:51.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

Pic 6 - Mzekezeke

2014-08-20 08:29:45.0 | 0 replies

Mosquer

lol Shredder! O wa kwerana straight! Kwaaaaa

2014-08-20 09:13:51.0 | 0 replies

maneater

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!

2014-08-20 11:05:23.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

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

2014-08-20 13:36:53.0 | 1 replies

Sugarfree

Hahahahaaa...

2014-08-21 13:10:34.0 | 0 replies

stephenm

this country is just getting worse by the day

2014-08-20 14:47:46.0 | 0 replies

Maduvula

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

2014-08-20 15:33:41.0 | 1 replies

Tyatya

Kwaaa english is not my mother language tltltltltltlt

2015-01-22 14:21:51.0 | 0 replies
X