Police use rubber bullets, stun grenades during Alex looting

Police used rubber bullets to disperse crowds in Alexandra township. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Police used rubber bullets to disperse crowds in Alexandra township.

"Public Order Policing has been deployed to the area. Police used rubber bullets, stun grenades and teargas to disperse the crowd," said Gauteng police spokesperson, Kay Makhubele.

Makhubele told eNCA.com that people were still attempting to loot.

Seven people have been arrested.

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On Monday, a number of shops were looted at the Pan Africa shopping mall.

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In Johannesburg, over 90 people were arrested for looting shops and damaging property.

Police have described the acts of violence as purely criminal.

On Monday, the Johannesburg CBD was rocked by looting and burning of shops.

Various parts of Gauteng have been affected by similar violence.

Source
eNCA