S.Africa's Zuma calls for order as 153 arrested for looting

January 23, 2015 10:55 AM

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South African President Jacob Zuma has called for order to be restored after mobs looted dozens of stores owned by foreign nationals in Johannesburg's Soweto township, leading to 153 arrests.

"The President has instructed the Security Cluster in Cabinet as well as the provincial and local government... to work together to bring the situation under control and work towards restoring normalcy," his office said in a statement Friday.

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