Shacks in Marabastad torched

Looters have burned shacks in Marabastad, Grant Street. Courtesy of #DSTV403

PRETORIA - Police are monitoring Marabastad after shacks were set alight on Monday afternoon.

This as widespread attacks on foreign nationals and looting of their shops continue.

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Shacks were set alight in Grant Street where many foreign nationals live.

An eyewitness said a woman started the fire.

"We have our belongings here, everything is burnt down," she said.

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No injuries have been reported.

Residents have said they don't know where they will sleep.


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