This article has been updated.
A high level government delegation led by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is currently visiting areas in the south of Johannesburg populated by immigrants.
Gigaba says officials want to ensure peace and stability following a series of violent protests over drugs and prostitution in Rosettenville.
The intention of today is to engage with communities around the challenges of managing immigration and to resolve some of the challenges which were raised.— Malusi Gigaba, Home Affairs Minister
The minister has cautioned against assumptions that all foreign nationals are criminal or undocumented.
Gigaba has met with residents and local police officers in Yeoville, Mayfair and Rosettenville, EWN's Clement Manyathela reports.
Gigaba has urged public figures not to make pronouncements which could be inciting violence and he also warned residents not to resort to so-called mob justice.
Gigaba has urged locals not to take the law into their own hands when they're angry about criminal activity or illegal migrants.— Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter
Take a listen to the Minister explain the walkabout:
Take a listen to the EWN update: