President Jacob Zuma has released a statement saying South Africans should not blame foreign nationals for all criminal activities.
Tensions are running high in Tshwane, Atteridgeville, as a group calling itself ‘Mamelodi Concerned Residents’ plans to march against illegal foreign nationals who are allegedly involved in drug dealing and human trafficking in communities.
Destruction of property belonging to alleged brothel owners and drug dealers started last month in Rosettenville.
Similar incidents have also spread to Pretoria West and Mamelodi.
A breakfast show listener called explaining how alleged protesters looted a truck in Tshwane.
Gauteng police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, says police are investigating the incident.
#ForeignerMarch Residents of Atteridgeville say about 40 people are protesting in the streets, burning tyres. ML— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 24, 2017
#ForeignerMarch Atteridgeville resident says he saw protesters entering a block of flats where foreigners stay. He says he's scared.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 24, 2017
#Atteridgeville Residents say several streets have been barricaded in Atteridgeville. Motorists being intimidated. ML— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) February 24, 2017
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