Business has warned that the violence and looting that has engulfed Gauteng will have a devastating effect on an already weak economy, as parts of SA’s economic hub were brought to a standstill on Tuesday.

Business Unity SA (Busa) and Business Leadership SA (BLSA) both spoke out against the violence, mostly against businesses owned by non-locals in parts of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane during the past week, and the negative effect it would have on an already ailing economy and the country’s image.

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