Xenophobia: Looting Of Shops Owned By Foreigners Continues In South Africa, 300 Nigerians Register For Evacuation

Looting of shops owned by foreigners seem 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. 

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Peter also said that 11 people have been killed since the xenophobic
attack and looting of shops began in the former apartheid country. He
however affirmed that only 7 deaths were directly linked to the
incidents of violence which the police is investigating. 

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.

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