Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
3 minute read
16 Jul 2021
4:30 am

Volunteers, workers roll up sleeves after malls, streets left in shambles

Marizka Coetzer

Meanwhile, in Meer En See in KwaZulu-Natal, resident Johan Meeding said when they saw what happened in Empangeni, the town’s residents stood together to secure their area.

Dobsonville Gardens Pick and Pay staff clean a vandalised shop after it was looted and burnt in Soweto, 15 July 2021. Picture:Nigel Sibanda

Looted communities in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have slowly started picking up the broken pieces of what was left of shops and malls after looters destroyed many places over the past week. Yesterday, members of the community met at Mams Mall in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, with brooms and refuse bags to clean up the pieces of broken glass and damaged parts of furniture and appliances scattered in the parking area by looters in their trail of destruction on Monday evening. On the other side of the mall, contract workers were busy welding the fence back together to safeguard the premises. One...