Violence breaks out in Atteridgeville amid #XenoMarch

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.

Listen to the audio below to hear Nigeria's reaction to attacks on foreigners...

Listen to Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini below to hear about police plans...


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