Violence has erupted in the City of Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal as locals fight against foreigners.
Foreign-owned shops have reportedly been reportedly been petrol bombed and looted.
It is alleged that the attacks were allegedly perpetrated by young mkmva members. Multiple injuries have been reported, calm has since been restored.
Metro Police have gone on record confirming that these latest attacks were indeed xenophobic. “It is confirmed xenophobic attacks. It emanates from young mkmva members vandalising and assaulting foreign shop owners,” said Superintendent Zama Dlamini. Some shop owners have apparently been injured from the scuffle.
Numbers of injuries have not been documented, meanwhile the group is said to have moved a different location. Police and the metro police are monitoring the situation.
South Africa has had its fair share of xenophobic attacks over the years, lives have been lost, with some losing family members over these attacks.
Attacks like these have spread from township to township in a short space of time over the past years.
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