The burning of shops and a mosque in Limpopo is believed to be in revenge at Pakistani nationals who ‘murdered’ two Zimbabweans they thought were stealing from them.
The situation is still tense in Giyani in Limpopo after five Pakistani men allegedly killed two men from Zimbabwe.
The community went on the rampage, burning and looting Pakistani shops, apparently in revenge of those they alleged had been murdered. It is alleged that Pakistani nationals apprehended and killed both men, who they claimed were trying to rob them. One of the victims was reportedly found dead in a refrigerator belonging to the Pakistani shop in Chachulani Supermarket in Giyani. The other victim’s legs were allegedly severed, and he later died in hospital.

“It’s not easy to move around as people are still burning buildings and police officers are monitoring the area. The protesters also burnt a mosque belonging to the Pakistanis. The community no longer wants Pakistanis here,” said a resident of Giyani, Gloria Manganyi.
According to the Letaba Herald, five foreign nationals have been arrested and charged with two counts of murder and attempted murder in connection with the deaths of the two men. They appeared in court on Thursday and the case was postponed to June 30 for a formal bail application.

Separately, the death toll of people who died during the Tshwane unrest has increased to five. This after they went on the rampage looting shops belonging to foreign nationals this week. This followed the ANC’s recent selection of Thoko Didiza as the mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane, a decision the residents didn’t support.
Members of the ANC took to the streets of Tshwane and burnt more than 20 buses and also destroyed public property.