WATCH | Cops fire rubber bullets, arrest 50 after Katlehong violent protests

Liquor City at Sontonga Mall in Katlehong was one of many shops looted overnight as violence towards foreign-owned shops spread to Ekhuruleni.
Liquor City at Sontonga Mall in Katlehong was one of many shops looted overnight as violence towards foreign-owned shops spread to Ekhuruleni.
Image: Thulani Mbele

Two burnt bodies were discovered in Katlehong on Thursday morning. Protesters took to the streets allegedly in an attempt to oust foreign nationals from the area.

This was the latest violent protest to hit Gauteng in the space of a week.  

Smoke hung like a cloud over the township as a mob of about 500 people took to the streets, throwing rocks, screaming and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

Police forced protesters deep into the heart of the township, then went from door to door on foot to arrest rioters. 

Armed with rubber bullets and stun grenades, officers made over 50 arrests. 

Police are maintaining a strong presence in the area as further unrest is expected. 


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