‘FOREIGNERS MUST GO’, CHANT PROTESTERS AS THEY WAIT FOR MANGOSUTHU BUTHELEZI

‘FOREIGNERS MUST GO’, CHANT PROTESTERS AS THEY WAIT FOR MANGOSUTHU BUTHELEZI

Protesters from various hostels in eastern Johannesburg have begun marching along Jules Street. Carrying weapons, including knobkerries, the men sang, “foreigners must go back to where they came from”.

The group which numbered in thousands is headed to Jules park where former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is expected to address them.

Shops owned by foreign nationals were looted and some set alight in the area last week. Violence quickly spread to other areas in the province, causing havoc for police and government. The group has maintained it wants foreign nationals to leave.

These attacks and sentiments have been condemned by government and President Cyril Ramaphosa. By Friday, at least seven people had died and over 400 arrested in the violent clashes.

PENWELL DLAMINI / SowetanLIVE

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