JOHANNESBURG - It was a chaotic Monday across various communities in the Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metros as residents went on a rampage, looting and torching buildings.
The chaos began over the weekend when shops were ransacked and set alight in Jeppestown and Malvern following a fire at a building that left three people dead.
A Joburg metro police officer was also wounded during the chaos.
The looting soon spread to the communities of Tembisa, Reiger Park and Turffontein between Sunday night and Monday morning.
Videos and pictures emerged on social media showing shops being ransacked and stores burning after being set alight by residents.