WATCH | Doctor devastated after rooms ransacked at Soweto mall

Emile Bosch Multimedia journalist

On Tuesday morning, business owners at Soweto’s Diepkloof Mall awoke to their offices and workplaces ransacked and severely damaged. 

The owner of a small medical centre in the facility, Dr Thabile Vezi, arrived to discover that her doctor's rooms had been overrun and looted.

“My thoughts were: ‘We’re a medical centre, we’ll be spared,’ mainly because we’re servicing the community in terms of their health needs, but also because there’s nothing to loot. It’s a medical centre,” said the devastated doctor.

Soldiers have been deployed to quell the widespread unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

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