A TRUCK DELIVERING OIL WAS LOOTED, SET ALIGHT, SHOPS LOOTED & BURNED DOWN

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A truck loaded with boxes of cooking oil travelling from Roodepoort towards Krugersdorp along this road was stoned.

The driver ran away while the residents looted the truck, then drove it closer to the informal settlement and set it alight. The diesel tank exploded, burning the rest of the truck.

Meanwhile a tipper truck travelling in the opposite direction, stopped opposite the informal settlement because the road was blocked.

The driver could not perform a u-turn as the road is too narrow for the truck to turn. Residents once again stoned the truck and the driver ran away.

This truck was also set alight. The residents then moved on to the premises of WAD Auctioneers, where they broke down the gates, looted the shop, and then set the building alight.

SOURCE: http://news.searchsa.co.za/incidents/protest/truck-looted-set-alight-roodepoort.html