Gauteng MEC for Safety Faith Mazibuko has condemned the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto.
Mazibuko has called for calm in the aftermath of the conflict.
Last night residents from several parts of Soweto, including Dobsonville, Zola and Orlando looted shops owned by foreign nationals.
Police have confirmed that seven people have been arrested and they are monitoring the situation.
Two weeks ago,vendors clashed with police officers in the Johannesburg CBD while they were raiding premises for the counterfeit goods.