Parys man held during looting

Published Jan 26, 2012


One man was arrested after a group of people blocked roads and looted shops of foreigners in the Ngwathe municipality, Free State police said on Thursday.

Spokesman Maseleka Langa said seven shops belonging to foreigners in Thumahole, Parys, were looted on Wednesday afternoon.

Roads leading into Thumahole were also blocked with stones and burning tyres.

Police said a street at the taxi rank in Parys was trashed with garbage around 4pm on Wednesday.

Langa said the arrested man faced a charge of malicious damage to property. – Sapa

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