After the initial xenophobic attacks and looting in Jeppestown started on Sunday 1 September, the violence spread to other parts of Johannesburg. Shop owners in Alexandra, who both foreign nationals and South African, were attacked on Tuesday 3 September.
The Pan Africa shopping centre, in Alexandra, was set alight by arsonists after the stores had been looted. Police reported that two burnt bodies were found in one of the stores.
Some Alexandra residents collect what is left of migrant-owned stores near Pan Africa Supermarket in Alexandra, Gauteng on 5 September. This follows after looters and arsonist targeted migrant-rich businesses in parts of Gauteng from the 3 September-5 September 2019.
Residents of Alexandra began tearing down the infrastructure of stores at the Pan Africa shopping centre in order to collect materials and scraps of metal to resell. The stores were looted, and some set alight on 3 September 2019.
Some Alexandra residents collect what is left of migrant-owned stores near Pan Africa Supermarket in Alexandra, Gauteng on 5 September. This after looters and arsonists targeted migrant-rich businesses in parts of Gauteng from the 3 September-5 September 2019.
Stores at the Pan Africa shopping centre were looted on 3 September 2019. Some shops have been abandoned by their owners as residents continue to return to collect metal scraps from the building remnants.
After the attack on migrant-owned stores in Alexandra, near Pan Africa Freedom Supermarket, many people took advantage of the attack by stealing some of the goods and taking apart the infrastructure for parts to sell.
A liquor shop near Pan Africa Supermarket in Alexandra, Gauteng, also fell victim to the violent attack on 3 September 2019. Residents in the area took advantage and stole most of the beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), computers and other things found in the shop.
Residents of Alexandra, Johannesburg, returned to the remnants of the Pan Africa shopping centre on 5 September 2019 to collect scraps of metal left in the burnt shops to sell.
The shops at the Pan Africa shopping centre in Alexandra, Johannesburg were looted on 3 September 2019 and subsequently set alight. Some residents walk through the burnt remains of these stores looking for scraps of metal.
Residents of Alexandra collect and carry metal scraps from what remains of the stores at the Pan Africa shopping centre. The centre was looted and set alight as part of a series of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg beginning on 1 September 2019.
Alexandra residents collect what is left of migrant-owned stores near Pan Africa Supermarket in Alexandra, Gauteng on 5 September.
Police reported that two burnt bodies had been found inside the remnants of the Pan Africa shopping centre in Alexandra, Johannesburg. Despite the bodies not yet being removed, residents of Alexandra continued to collect scraps of metal from inside the store, while police looked on.
olice confirmed on 4 September 2019 that two burnt bodies were discovered inside this shop in Alexandra. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said the bodies were ‘burnt beyond recognition’.
In the aftermath on Thursday 5 September, while some of the shopkeepers tried to revive what was left of their stores, scrapyard collectors tore down other stores’ infrastructure for parts and pieces of metal that could be sold.
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Source: msn news