A Ghanaian has reportedly been killed in the latest xenophobic attacks in Durban, South Africa.
According to the reports, a Ghanaian who is yet to be identified was killed on Wednesday by local gangs accusing foreigners of taking their jobs.
The violence, which broke out in Durban and surrounding townships, has spread to other parts of the country, including the economic capital Johannesburg.
Dozens of foreigners were reported to have sought refuge in a police station outside Johannesburg overnight and foreign-owned shops were said to have been attacked in the city’s Jeppestown area.
Eight people have so far been confirmed dead in the new wave of attacks and foreign-owned shops looted in recent weeks.