United front: Gauteng communities take the fight to violent looters

Thousands of people from communities across Gauteng have rallied together to protect food supplies and defend homes, businesses and shopping malls from marauding groups of protesters.

Armed with baseball bats, paintball guns, truncheons, firearms and sticks embedded with spikes, nails and broken glass, residents have openly clashed with looters in running street battles which have lasted until the early hours of the morning.