KHADIJA PATEL SOUTH AFRICA 27 MAY 2013 01:57
A service delivery protest morphed into an attack of foreign-owned stores in Sebokeng last week. The stores were vandalised and looted in a systematic campaign against foreigners in the area. The issues that first stoked the protest movement have been overshadowed by the orgy of theft and violence. By KHADIJA PATEL.
Daken Supermarket on Lerothodi Street in Zone 13 in Sebokeng stands deathly quiet on Saturday afternoon. The store, owned by a Somali national called Mohammed, was ransacked during the attacks on foreign-owned stores in Sebokeng last week. All that remains of the supermarket is the shell of the building. Everything from goods to fridges has been carried away during raids on foreign-owned stores.