18 arrested in connection to looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto

18 arrested in connection to looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto

- The SAPS has arrested 18 people who have been linked to the recent looting that took place in Soweto

- The looters specifically targeted shops that were owned by foreigners

- On top of the arrests, police officers also managed to confiscate an illegal firearm, as well as goods that were taken during the looting

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18 people have been arrested so far in connection to a spate of looting that took place this past week.

The looters targeted shops in Soweto, specifically those owned by foreign nationals.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that the attacks were focused in Zola, Emdeni, Moletsane, White City, Zondi and Rockville.

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According to News24, the South African Police Service (SAPS) has managed to nail 18 suspects linked to the looting since Wednesday.

Additionally, the SAPS were able to confiscate an illegal firearm during their investigation, as well as retrieve some of the stolen goods taken by the looters.

According to IOL, some Soweto residents believe that the looting was necessary.

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"These people get paid cash. They do not bank so they don't pay pay taxes on their monies. We don't have jobs and yet the government is allowing them to be here," one resident stated.

Many have threatened to continue looting the shops belonging to foreign nationals, until the government deals with illegal immigrant concerns brought up by the citizens of Soweto.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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