Harrowing video shows another foreign-owned shop looted in Tembisa

Harrowing video shows another foreign-owned shop looted in Tembisa

- A video has surfaced on social media which shows another shop being looted

- The incident reportedly took place in the large township of Tembisa

- According to the post, the shop belongs to a foreigner

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For the past several days, the Johannesburg and surrounding areas has been plagued with violent clashes between South Africans and foreigners.

On Monday, a social media user, who was identified by his Twitter handle @Rilwele6, posted a video online.

Briefly.co.za learned the video shows the situation in Tembisa where locals have been looting a foreign-owned shop.

"Situation rn in Tembisa. People are looting in foreigner's shop," he captioned the post.

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The video footage left social media users divided - some slammed the locals' actions while others agreed that foreigners needed to go.

Sanele Gamede, who goes by the Twitter handle @Gamede_SC, wrote: "I have a feeling we're going to witness this in other towns, cities and kasie's. JHB was hectic this morning there by Cleveland side."
Twitter user, @MfanV, added: "I am defiantly all for fighting the Nigerian drug lords but burning down honest peoples shops is a no no for me no one deserves to be abused for no reason."
Another tweep, @CMasiza, commented: "In 1937 they where foreigners in SA yet a person born in 1994 think they will finish this,Guy's you are just killing the Country you are fighting with Africa no country is supporting what's happening here just few individuals are happy about this ,Qhubekani soyicela sivuthiwe."

Although it is widely reported that the unrest is a form of xenophobia, Police Minister Bheki Cele believes differently.

Briefly.co.za reported previously that Cele has reacted to the recent protests in the Johannesburg CBD, adamant that the violence has been sparked by criminality and not xenophobia.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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