Minister says Business raiding won't be tolerated

Christopher Petersen
26 June 2016

The raiding of small businesses in Tshwane was unacceptable and would not be tolerated, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said today.

The violence had reversed gains government had made in harmonising the relationships between locals and traders of foreign origin, Zulu said. 

Dozens of shops were looted this week in Tshwane as residents protested after the African National Congress announced Thoko Didiza as its mayoral candidate. 

Five people died in one week during the violent protests. 

Zulu today said she condemns the looting in the strongest possible terms.