Riots leave ugly scars as Richmond braces itself to go the polls

Three months after the Richmond central business district was devastated by the wave of riots and looting that swept through KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng, the scars they left on the Midlands town remain visible.

Bhamjees Corner — a 150-year-old heritage building housing a pharmacy and a number of small shops — has been reduced to an ugly pile of broken brick and rubble, burned to the point that its owners were forced to demolish it.

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