Crowd erects burning barricade in Durban centre

A group of 4 000 people, who appeared to be foreign nationals, erected a burning barricade in the middle of Mahatma Gandhi Road in Durban’s Point district on Tuesday afternoon.

A Somali shopowner gets ready to leave his general dealer following looting and violence in Durban. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

A Somali shopowner gets ready to leave his general dealer following looting and violence in Durban. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

A section of the group were armed with pangas.

Police later managed to douse the barricade with a water cannon.

There was a large contingent of SAPS and metro police officers at the scene. Some appeared to be engaged in a mediation effort with what looked to be the leaders of the mob.

Earlier, police fired bullets at a crowd of nearly 2 000 locals gathered in Dr Pixley KaSeme Street (West) Street after a stand-off between several Pakistani shop owners and locals.

The shop owners earlier managed to ward off looters, but the crowd of locals soon swelled and they started stoning passing cars and shop fronts.

The crowd then set fire to a parked car.

Shortly afterwards, Public Order Policing units arrived to disperse the crowd, and opened fire on them with rubber bullets.

The police’s riot squad were also on the scene.

Also Read:

http://www.the-truth-about-south-africa.org/south-africa/i-was-crying-inside-the-container-while-i-was-burning-xenophobia-victim/

http://www.the-truth-about-south-africa.org/south-africa/zumas-son-govt-must-stop-unnecessarily-accommodating-foreign-nationals/

http://www.the-truth-about-south-africa.org/news/police-lockdown-durban-city-centre-as-xenophobes-attack-foreigners/

http://www.the-truth-about-south-africa.org/south-africa/the-end-of-south-africa/

Source:

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Crowd-erects-burning-barricade-in-Durban-centre-20150414

4 responses to “Crowd erects burning barricade in Durban centre

  1. Comment from Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetruthaboutsouthafrica/

    Shaun Venter
    Just now ยท Pinetown
    As per info received from a member:
    Hi I work in the workshop shopping centre in Durban! We have been hit by looters and gangs of ppl marching in and out of the shopping centre hitting ppl for no apparent reason and hitting the foreigners outside in the flea market as well! Riot police have been called in! Pls advise all to stay away from the workshop commercial street and surrounding shops! We have been forced to close our doors!

  2. Ouch. We have to get a lid on this quickly. Remember the riots between Indians and Blacks. Did we not say Never again? If this snowballs what then? Whose next? Then who? It will never end. The Country becomes ungovernable and wooshhhhhhh the masses take over the ashes. Then – Africa burns its light out.

  3. Are pangas not considered as a deadly weapon?

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