Gauteng police have arrested 31 suspects in Jeppestown and Malvern following the looting of shops on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said shop owners have been opening cases at police stations.

On Sunday, a building caught fire at Jeppestown and three people died.

Masondo said the looting began when onlookers looted the shops while police were attending the scene of the fire.

“The situation today [Monday] is under control. There is police visibility in the area. Police will continue with investigations,” Masondo added.

In a separate incident, eight people were arrested in Tembisa on Monday morning for looting shops. More detauls as we get them