Gauteng political leaders are considering calling on the military to stop vandalism and looting in the province.
According to Gauteng Prime Minister David Makhura, criminal elements are responsible for looting shops and have been warned that the military may be called in to address the problem.
This follows after Ramaphosa requested police to bring the gunmen under control. He spoke out against attacks on foreigners but remained silent, among other things, on the farm murders.
The looters have already plundered, or burned down, many stores of foreigners in Pretoria and Johannesburg, and even children have stolen the stores without anyone being prosecuted.