- Police in the Eastern Cape are attempting to restore calm after violence and looting occurred in Korsten, Gqeberha
- Various on-scene reports have revealed that multiple gunshots were fired as pedestrians and motorists ran to safety
- Pics and videos of the violence and destruction have started going viral on social media as South Africa prays for Gqeberha
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly News on your News Feed!
GQEBERHA - Eastern Cape Police have confirmed that there has been violence in Gqeberha with residents setting taxis and shops alight. Details surrounding the violence have not yet been made public but it started in Durban Road, Korsten.
Reports state that pedestrians and motorists ran in different directions toward safety as gunshots were fired. Images and videos of the destruction have already started going viral on social media with many sharing their love and well wishes for the residents of Gqeberha.
According to EWN, a member of the community stated that the violence arose after an issue between a taxi driver and a man. The community member stated that people arrived after the altercation and started to burn the man's car.
A report by TimesLIVE revealed that Abraham Isaacs, Ward 11 Councillor, said that there has still not been any confirmation about what caused the riots but that police were at the scene attempting to restore peace.
PAY ATTENTION: Never miss breaking news – join Briefly News' Telegram channel!
South Africans share their sympathies with the residents Gqeberha
"But why would people behave like this? Over 80% of people use taxis as transport on daily basis. This is so insane."
"Like Trump said “South Africa is a kak hole”, where everyone can just come and do as they wish, while politicians are busy with corruption & tenders. SA is becoming one of the most dangerous countries to live in, cry our beloved country Crying faceFireFlag of South Africa #gqeberha #BraaiShowwithCass"
"They’ve also been burning uber and bolt cars."
"Criminals have declared war": SAPS shutdown robbery at petrol station, SA proud
Previously, Briefly News reported that the South African Police Force is celebrating a big win after apprehending three robbery suspects and fatally wounding another at a filling station near Plettenberg Bay.
At approximately 5:00 on Sunday, 3 October 2021 a group of at least five armed suspects entered a shop, hoping to steal cellphones and other valuable items off garage staff.
Heading online, SAPS shared this report:
" A group of at least five armed suspects entered a shop attached to a filling station along the N2 highway at the entrance to The Crags between Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma toll gates. They proceeded to rob the staff of cellphones and took an undisclosed amount of cash."