The Witness 27 Apr 2017
Locals clean up after overnight looting, when protesters took to the streets to demonstrate the death of a boy in Coligny, North West province, yesterday.
COLIGNY — After more than 70 years of conducting business in Coligny in the North West, a business owner says he is closing his shop after it suffered nearly half a million rands in damage during violent protests this week. “We are heartbroken because it is not only our shop, it is the whole town that’s been destroyed,” Buddy Shalala, who owns a furniture shop, told News24 yesterday. He said his family has been operating the business in the area since 1928.
“At the moment it’s very difficult to ascertain the damage but it must be close to half a million.”