Kroonstad - Angry residents have looted foreign-owned shops in Maokeng, Kroonstad, in the Free State, police said on Thursday.
“The community got angry. They wanted to protest over services they got from the municipality,” Sergeant Thabo Litabe said.
“They then decided to go to the foreigners' shops and looted them.”
He said no arrests had been made, but a case of public violence had been opened.
Police were not sure how many shops had been looted, because no shop owners had come forward yet.