31 arrested for looting in Malvern, Jeppestown

Police in Jeppestown, cars damaged, shops looted. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have arrested 31 suspects in Jeppestown and Malvern following the looting of shops on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said shop owners have been opening cases at police stations.

On Sunday, a building caught fire at Jeppestown and three people died.

READ: Police in Jeppestown, cars damaged, shops looted

Masondo said the looting began when onlookers looted the shops while police were attending the scene of the fire.

“The situation today [Monday] is under control. There is police visibility in the area. Police will continue with investigations,” Masondo added.

In a separate incident, eight people were arrested in Tembisa on Monday morning for looting shops.


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