[Listen]Man shot dead in Hillbrow unrest

[LISTEN]Man shot dead in Hillbrow unrest

Police in Gauteng are probing the death of an unidentified man in Hillbrow.

Joburg Protest CBD

According to police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini, the man was shot at by an unknown assailant on Monday.

This comes after tensions spiked between locals and foreign nationals in the city.

"Apparently the bullet came from a crowd who had gathered there," says Gauteng police spokesperson, Lungelo Dlamini.

"At this stage police are still interviewing several people to establish the motive for the shooting. No one has been arrested for the murder."

The unrest spread to several other areas including Malvern and Tembisa.

Joburg and Tshwane attacks 'pure criminality' - Bheki Cele

Cele was speaking in the Johannesburg CBD on Monday following unrest in the area. This comes a week after taxi violence erupted in the Tshwane CBD and Sunnyside last week following the killing of Jabu Baloyi - a local taxi driver.

More than 90 people have since been arrested for public violence and possession of stolen property.


"Police are warning those perpetrating violence with the aim of looting the foreign-owned shops."

The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

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