The future of the grocery store that was looted and burned on Saturday night in Samora Machel is uncertain and its employees might lose their jobs.
Looting of shops owned by foreign nationals flared up in De Doorns during a protest against unemployment and bribery for jobs on farms in the area.
In May 2008, xenophobic attacks swept through South Africa leaving 62 people dead and 21 of whom were South African citizens. Elitsha spoke to foreign nationals in Port Elizabeth Central to ask whether they feel safe or not.
Five days after violent protests, Krugersdorp City Centre looks like a war zone. The situation is still tense and people are scared to talk to strangers especially those who have cameras hanging on their necks.
“I have lost goods worth almost R45,000 and I do not know how I will restart. I am running out of ideas. This is the third time my container was looted and burnt. When I noted my container was on fire I rushed to take out some goods but while I shoved the goods out some were busy looting so I ended up leaving everything to burn”