They were arrested on Friday during protests when residents blocked roads leading to Polokwane.
"The violence then escalated to the township itself where people started looting shops, including a KFC outlet at the Seshego mall. A truck belonging to a businessman was torched at Zone 2," said police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
"The suspects then later took advantage of the nightfall and broke into the Total Sport store at the Seshego mall and looted some items. An attempt was made to break into Foschini store, but the police arrived and the suspects fled."
The group, aged between 18 and 49, will face charges of business robbery and malicious damage to property.African News Agency