Protests and looting continued on Tuesday despite the deployment of soldiers in some areas.
“We are calling for people to take charge. This cannot continue to happen in our areas.”
The premier said shops were being targeted, including many owned by foreign nationals.
Makhura said of the 19 people killed, one was a metro police officer.
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Kelebogile Thepa told TimesLIVE the officer died after responding to mass looting at Sam Ntuli Mall in Katlehong at around 9.30pm.
“Protesters were flooding the mall, when criminals opened fire on them while they were monitoring the situation and trying to maintain law, order, peace and stability in the area.
“The ambulance couldn't get to the scene. Alternative means were made to get him out, but he succumbed en route to hospital,” said Thepa.
Thepa said the officer was stationed at Zonkezizwe precinct and would have been in the service for 12 years on Tuesday.
“His colleagues who witnessed the incident have been provided with the necessary professional support."
Empd commissioner Isaac Jabulani Mapiyeye called for calm and appealed for peace and order.
“It is regrettable that the officer died at the hands of the community he worked so hard to serve and save, it is extremely unfortunate that we have lost such a dedicated member of staff who respected and loved serving the people.
“We do hope that the community will assist us find the perpetrators of this senseless act and put them behind bars where they belong,” Mapiyeye said.