Due to the recent violent protests in Pretoria CBD by taxi drivers on Wednesday (Yesterday), the police has arrested about 17 people who were involved in the looting of the shops.

10 suspects were arrested for possession of suspected stolen property, while the additional 7 were arrested for public violence.

It was earlier reported yesterday that chaos erupted in Tshwane, several shops were looted and a building was set ablaze,  after the death of a taxi driver who was killed by foreign nationals.

The deceased Jabu Baloi was shot dead after he tried to stop the shooter from selling drugs.

The situation also left bus commuters stranded after the city temporarily suspended its bus services for safety reason.

Some residents are in support of what happened in  CBD on Wednesday, says they are proud of the taxi drivers.

SAPS and the Tshwane Metro Police Department have since escalate deployments and will maintain a presence in the CBD to ensure that no further incidents of criminality or protests is done.

But today the situation is calm in the area and is business as usual.

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