Johannesburg Residents Burn and Loot Shops

The looting and burning began on Sunday in Malvern, Johannesburg, and spread to Jeppestown, Tembisa and surrounding areas. Residents burned tyres, hassled bystanders and looted shops believed to be owned by foreign nationals.

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Looting in Johannesburg has been linked to xenophobia.

Looting and rioting along Jules Street in Jeppestown. Situation is volatile. Please avoid the area, Joburg Police Chief David Tembe said on Twitter. Police are on the scene.

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