PICS : Total carnage as Pretoria burns

HIGHWAYS blocked‚ motorists stoned‚ shops looted‚ the city centre evacuated and police missing in action. This was the scene in SA’s capital city on Tuesday.

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Pretoria’s central business district was left nearly deserted on Tuesday afternoon as fears that political violence, which has gripped the surrounding townships, would spread to the city.

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Businesses along entire city blocks were shut down‚ with iron grills firmly locked. Even hawkers were missing from their stands, with police moving into the streets.

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Since Monday evening, marauding mobs have ransacked‚ looted and torched businesses‚ buses‚ trucks and cars, barricading all arterial roads leading into the city.

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Source : iMzansi

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