In South Africa, dozens of “concerned men” are cracking down on looters. Vosloorus, in Ekurhuleni, southeast of Johannesburg, was a tumultuous sight on Wednesday.
South Africa’s unrest continues, with residents looting stores, destroying property, and littering the streets.
Officials from the security services had a difficult time restoring order. To disperse the crowd, they fired shots. However, it was unclear whether there were any casualties or injuries at the time of reporting this story.
“This is what it looks like down here: a highway of carnage, a Gulf War. If you continue on down the road. They’ve looted everything, including cars that have burned out and wrecked on the road. Factory fires are raging, as are warehouse fires. Thousands of individuals are flocking to the area to plunder “, a police officer who did not want his name used, claimed.
Hundreds of worried men, armed with sticks, firearms, and metal rods, decided to take matters into their own hands.
The owners of minibus taxis patrol a devastating retail mall in Johannesburg’s southeast, ostensibly to prevent the pilfering of stores looted by crowds.
They retaliate against looters who are unafraid of security forces.
Following the arrest of more than 100 people on Tuesday in connection with the looting of a mall, police and security leaders in South Africa have urged the public to refrain from rioting.
In the Johannesburg township of Daveyton, police have accused persons who took part in disturbances.
The detention of former President Jacob Zuma has sparked violence, with 72 people killed and 1,200 people arrested in poor sections of two provinces in recent days.
Bheki Cele, the South African Police Minister, stated that the security forces will not allow “mockery of our democratic state” and will increase their efforts to prevent bloodshed.
In support of the police, the military has sent 2,500 troops.
Thousands of individuals stole food, electric appliances, wine, and apparel from stores, resulting in stampedes, according to police.