Looting and Chaos in Khayelitsha: EFF blamed but denies involvement

SOUTH AFRICA
A child throws a stone at police.

The looting followed the eviction of people who were occupying land in TR Informal Settlement. Residents called the area Nkandla Azania.


There was chaos in Khayelitsha on Wednesday with battles between police and residents occupying land, and shops being looted. Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Khayelitsha have distanced themselves from the looting, but residents say it was led by people wearing EFF T-shirts and berets.

The looting followed the eviction of people who were occupying land in TR Informal Settlement. Residents called the area Nkandla Azania.

Occupiers said the City's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) and police destroyed at least 75 shacks built in the area. They said police started shooting rubber bullets, which angered them, and the looting followed.

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