Pretoria CBD descends into chaos: Protestors avenge slain taxi driver

Pretoria CBD descends into chaos: Protestors avenge slain taxi driver

The death of a taxi driver has sparked protests and looting in the Pretoria CDB. Reports claim that shops owned by foreign nationals are being looted, with some set on fire.

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Protests have broken out in central Pretoria following the death of a taxi driver yesterday, with the scene being dubbed "chaotic".

IOL reports that buses were hijacked by the enraged taxi drivers, with roads blocked and buildings set on fire.

The Sowetan claims that the operators had confronted individuals linked to selling illicit substances, and the resulting clash with the dealers had led to the death of one driver, and the subsequent protest.

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Law enforcement officials (including emergency personnel) are allegedly being prevented from accessing shops owned by foreigners, which are being subjected to looting. Some have been set alight by protesters.

Briefly.co.za reported that Gauteng Premier David Makhura had revealed the province is looking towards barring foreign nationals from operating certain businesses, saying that locals should be afforded the opportunities instead.

Take a look at some images from the situation below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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