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Foreign shops looted in Soweto after shooting

South African police have arrested more than 100 people in an attempt to stop a wave of attacks on foreign-owned businesses in Soweto, a township outside Johannesburg.

Violence erupted on Monday night after a foreign shop-owner shot dead a teenager during an attempted robbery.

Since then, large crowds have looted dozens of shops, most of them owned by Somalis, Ethiopians or Pakistanis.

Many foreigners have fled Soweto.

Milton Nkosi spoke to people who had gathered outside one foreign-owned store.

  • 23 Jan 2015
  • From the section Africa