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Xenophobia: South African’s attack Nigerians, Burgle foreign businesses

Xenophobia: South African’s attack Nigerians, Burgle foreign businesses

South African's burning down foreign businesses

South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg, has been struck by an upsurge of xenophobic attack, followed by burgling of foreign businesses/companies in the state.

The attack which began during the late hours of Sunday (September 1), and extended till Monday (September 2), affected the Nigerians residing in Johannesburg.

According to a footage circulated on social media platforms, a number of mechanic workshops and car dealerships were burgled and set ablaze. 

Channels Television reported that a metro policeman who intended to cease the violence was gunned down by one of the burglars.

Invasion of foreign businesses by South Africans

The towns severely affected in Johannesburg are Jeppestown, Jules street and Malvern.

However, the metro police have arrested about thirty-one individuals involved in the act.

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This attack comes immediately after a domestic conflict which leads to the death of three people.

Currently, the residents in South Africa, especially those in Johannesburg have remained vigilant to avert recurring violence from locals directed at foreign nationals.


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