Johannesburg - Seven men have been arrested for looting and burning Somali-owned shops in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.
“We can confirm that seven suspects have since been arrested and charged with public violence. All the suspects are in their late 20s,” said Colonel Sibongile Soci.
They were expected to appear in the New Brighton Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Soci said no new incidents had been reported and the police were closely monitoring the situation.
At least 10 shops in KwaZakhele and New Brighton were attacked.