Police are on high alert monitoring the situation in Katlehong after an unconfirmed number of people on Sunday afternoon, 05 January 2020 attacked and looted a tuckshop in Mosikili Street in Katlehong. The shop was allegedly set on fire and an employee suffered burns and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

The circumstances that led up to the looting are unclear and thus under investigation. It is alleged that the tenant of the property housing the tuckshop was also assaulted.

Gauteng police management have condemned the incident and called for calm. Members or the public are urged to find alternative means to diffuse tensions without resorting to criminality.

Source: South African Police Service