Phase Two: looting was just the start say investigators and intelligence

The looting is only the beginning. According to four sources in politics and intelligence, who spoke to the Mail & Guardian, the unrest that led to the looting and burning of thousands of shops and hundreds of malls was only the first stage. 

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Lizeka Tandwa
Lizeka Tandwa
Lizeka Tandwa is a political journalist with a keen interest in local government.
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Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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