Port Elizabeth – A Somali shopkeeper has been killed and another has been wounded, during violent clashes with local residents in Booysens Park, Port Elizabeth.
It’s believed the Somali national who died was stoned to death, while the other was stabbed, when residents of Booysens Park clashed with members of the Somali community, this morning.
This morning, both sides were throwing petrol bombs and stones at each other.
Today’s violence is an escalation of yesterday’s widespread looting in which more than 15 shops owned by Somalis were trashed by locals.
The uprising is apparently a demonstration against police, whom locals say, are protecting gangsters.
Residents said they have been trying to drive a gang out of the area. It’s believed that when they couldn’t get to the gang, they turned on the Somalis.
-Additional reporting Sapa
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