Cleveland SAPS spokesperson Capt Johann Jordaan spoke to Joburg East Express about the unrest:
– It is described as a tense situation in the area. Can’t say exactly where it’s coming from, cannot be 100% sure, says Jordaan.
– Extent of damage thus far: The damage to property is very bad. A murder has taken place as well, however, police can’t say for sure if it is linked to the looting at this point in time.
– Police encourage people to stay home and avoid looted areas for safety purposes.
– A lot of public order police in the area as well as metro police.