Joburg CBD burns as it catches a wave of mob violence

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Joburg CBD burns as it catches a wave of mob violence

Foreigners shutter their shops as looters rampage through the inner city and other parts of Gauteng

Ernest Mabuza and Iavan Pijoos

Police minister Bheki Cele vowed to bring in reinforcements on Monday afternoon as mobs targeting foreigners spilled on to Johannesburg streets, in a wave of violence similar to what hit Pretoria last week. 

One man was shot in the head on Monday, after three people died in a blaze in a hijacked building on Sunday, Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The looting in Johannesburg’s city centre started on Sunday at shops near the burning building, but spread to more areas during the course of Monday...

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