At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in the latest round of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the police have said.
About 189 people have so far been arrested in South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg, after rioters looted shops and torched buildings and vehicles, reports the newsmen.
Many of the shops targeted in the attacks are said to be owned by foreign nationals, including Nigerians.
“We believe that these attacks are xenophobic,” said Dewa Mavhinga, southern Africa director at Human Rights Watch. But the country’s police minister, Bheki Cele, earlier responded that “criminality rather than xenophobia” was to blame for the “senseless violence”.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Gyamerah Louis