Calm restored in Soweto after violent protests

The police have confirmed that calm has been restored in White City, Soweto following the attack on foreign businesses in the area in a protest against the sale of expired and counterfeit food products.

Three people were reported dead from the violent protests and 27 arrested, in which two are facing murder charges.

Saps acting national commissioner, Lieutenant General Jacob Tsumane commended the police for a job well done in restoring peace in the area.

Read: 3 people killed during Soweto fake goods protests

The report is that everything is under control. We had to take in a few people yesterday for various charges. They will be appearing before the court very soon.

Lieutenant General Jacob Tsumane, Saps acting national commissioner

I'm glad to announce to the community and the people of Gauteng that everything is well.

Lieutenant General Jacob Tsumane, Saps acting national commissioner

We are going to look after everyone including the foreigners because they are human beings and we will not allow people to take the law into their own hands.

Lieutenant General Jacob Tsumane, Saps acting national commissioner

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