Xenophobic attacks continue, as looting of shops owned by foreigners seems not to be ending any time soon in South Africa as the country’s police announced that it arrested 74 persons in Katlehong on Thursday, September 5, bringing the total number of arrests since the violence erupted in Johannesburg to 497.
Mathapelo Peters, South African police spokesperson confirmed that the looting of shops owned by foreigners which began on Sunday September 1, have continued till date. He stated that they are on high alert and monitoring the situation.
It was further learnt that over 300 Nigerians have registered for evacuation from South Africa following the Federal government’s approval of airlifting Nigerians who want to leave the country for free.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye confirmed the number of Nigerians that have registered for evacuation and also told Punch that the time and date of departure would be disclosed later. Photo Credit: Getty