Durban Looting: R16-billion In Stolen Stock & Infrastructure Damage


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At least 45 000 businesses in Durban have borne the brunt of looting with an estimated R16-billion in stolen stock and damage to infrastructure and equipment having been reported.

eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda made the revelation during a media briefing as the city begun tallying its losses. It is estimated that the economic impact of the unrest has costed the metro R1-billion in terms of stock, and R15-billion in property damages.

A whopping 129 00 jobs are also at risk after malls, factories, and other industries were destroyed.

[Gallo Images/Papi Morake]

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May 20, 2022
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