One killed in White City clashes

Two killed in White City clashes

Gauteng police have confirmed that two people have been killed in clashes between residents and foreign shop owners in White City, Soweto on Wednesday.

One killed in White City clashes
South African Police Service

Police have arrested two people, one for murder and one for attempted murder. One firearm was also retrieved.


Gauteng police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini says one other person was injured and taken to hospital.


The situation was calm late on Wednesday afternoon although some foreign shop owners have fled the area.


“It is calm at the moment, we have deployed our members to stabilise the situation, at this stage none of the shops are being looted and some of the foreign shop keepers have moved from the area”


He believes the clashes between foreign shop owners and protesters comes after social media reports that their shops are selling expired food, some of which were branded incorrectly.  


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Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) has condemned the selling of illicit food and expired goods in the townships.

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