PORT Elizabeth township residents are starting to feel the pinch as they are forced to walk more than 5km for daily essentials such as bread, milk and sugar. This after looters went on a four-day rampage, vandalising and stealing from spaza shops owned by foreigners.
The looting was sparked by the fatal shooting of Lunje Ntongana, 19, on Saturday, allegedly by a Somali shopkeeper after a fight over airtime. The suspect, 40, has been released due to a lack of evidence.
Meanwhile about 130 residents last night spoke out against the violence at a meeting at Daku Hall, Kwazakhele, organised by the ANC and the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco).
Malibongwe Busakwe said he was disappointed with the way "our people behaved", and blamed the violence on criminal elements rather than xenophobia.
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