PRETORIA – Taxi drivers blockaded downtown Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday morning, reportedly in retaliation for the death of a colleague who had been shot a day earlier, after which looting of shops began.
Taxi drivers were protesting the shooting of a fellow driver on Tuesday, after they clashed with a group that was apparently peddling drugs in the city centre, it was reported.
Earlier on Wednesday several buses were commandeered and used to blockade streets downtown.
It was unknown who was responsible for looting stores, which were then set on fire before the police intervened.
— Alex Mitchley (@AlexMitchley) August 28, 2019