South African police fire tear gas to disperse anti-immigrant protesters

South African police fire tear gas to disperse anti-immigrant protesters

South African Police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets
to disperse hundreds of citizens and non-nationals marching in the
capital on Friday, following looting of stores believed to belong to
immigrants.
THE South Africans made truths their threats to carry out protest
against Immigrants on Friday as continued Anti-immigrant violence has
flared in the country  against a background of near-record
unemployment, with foreigners being accused of taking jobs from
citizens and getting involved in crime.
President Jacob Zuma condemned acts of violence against non-nationals.
At least 20 stores in Pretoria owned by foreigners were looted on
Tuesday, but police could not confirm that the attacks had
deliberately targeted foreigners.
“Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law
abiding and contribute to the economy of the country positively.
“It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers.
“The threats and counter-threats on social media must stop,” Mr. Zuma
said in a statement.(Reuters/NAN)

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