By Nokukhanya N Mntambo for Jacaranda FM
Some major retail outlets across the country have rushed to close their doors out of fear of being hit by looters.
Several Makro stores in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have been gutted by fire after their shelves were emptied.
The brazen attacks come amid rising tensions in both provinces with some communities coming out in their numbers to rob businesses in broad daylight.
Makro says it has closed its doors until further notice.
Health and beauty retailers Clicks says it will also close some of its stores indefinitely.
“Due to unrest in KZN and Gauteng, some stores will be closed until further notice for the safety of our staff and customers.”
See affected Clicks stores here.
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