Cape Town - Langa residents have begged for forgiveness from
foreign shopowners in the township after their shops were looted during protests.
Community leaders have also undertaken to try to protect the shopowners in future and to include them in talks about problems in the community.
A total of 53 shops belonging to Somalis and Ethiopians were attacked and looted by residents who went on the rampage on Wednesday.
The shopowners have since refused to reopen their businesses until their safety is guaranteed.