ANGER over the fatal shooting of an 19-year-old, coupled with jealousy over perceptions that foreigners are "stealing" South African men's girlfriends as well as jobs, is at the root of attacks on foreign-owned shops in Nelson Mandela Bay's townships.
Following the death of Lunje Ntongana in New Brighton on Sunday, allegedly at the hands of a Somali shop owner, looting has spread to numerous townships across Port Elizabeth.
A 34-year-old man from Motherwell, who did not want to be named, managed to make off with a crate full of cooldrinks. He said they had started looting from shops owned by Somalis on Monday evening.
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