Several foreign owned shops have been looted in the Pretoria city centre on Wednesday.

It is believed the violence erupted after Tuesday’s incident when a taxi driver was shot dead by a suspected drug peddler.


It’s alleged the taxi driver was trying to stop the peddler from selling drugs to a potential buyer.


Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba has advised motorists to stay clear of the CBD as the situation remains tense.


“Earlier on, the situation was a bit volatile. We managed to restore order, although at this stage it’s still tense. We’ll keep on being on site until we are sure the situation has normalised. We would like to warn motorists to avoid coming to the CBD. We can assure the residents in the CBD that order will be restored,” explains Mahamba.

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