Alexandra northern Johannesburg township have been under siege since Monday night as residents attacked and looted stores in the area. There has been running battles between police and residents.
Police have had to use rubber bullets and stun grenades in a bid to keep away looters from accessing mostly foreign-owned stores. Alexandra is the latest township to be affected by
Nkateko Mazibuko, a resident in the area, told Sowetan that they were against foreign nationals who were operating businesses in the township.