A new video has emerged in which a South African woman points out the irony of the only outlet in a shopping mall remaining completely untouched by looters being a bookstore.
After showing electronics and clothing stores that have been completely cleaned out, the video cuts to a book shop that looks totally pristine.
“The bookstore is completely untouched, this is ridiculous, I’m not even making this up,” the woman remarks.
Many such cases! As Chris Menahan documents, citizen vigilante groups have now formed in huge numbers to fight off looters who have been running rampage for days. The self-defense groups are also dishing out sometimes violent retribution towards the looters, including by caning and whipping the criminals.
4th thread for looting/riot videos in #SouthAfrica.— pine_tree_riots (@pine_tree_riots) July 15, 2021
The official number is 72 dead still, that may climb. Things have slowed down a bit, largely focused around KZN/Durban.
Lots of food shortage lines and looters showing off haul videos now
book store left untouched by looters https://t.co/oyD8hKbOmT pic.twitter.com/omoBQ81KrR