Mrs Uche Ajulu Okeke visited Jeppestown in Johannesburg, following the looting of shops

Mrs Uche Ajulu Okeke visited Jeppestown in Johannesburg, following the looting of shops

The Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa, Mrs Uche Ajulu Okeke visited the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg to assess the damage to Nigerian businesses in the area.

Police are keeping a high presence in Jeppestown, east of Johannesburg, following the looting of several foreign shops on Sunday night.

The incident happened around 9:30pm where a group of hostel dwellers allegedly looted closed shops owned by foreign nationals.

This follows the anti-immigrant march which saw violent clashes erupting between locals and foreigners in Pretoria CBD on Friday

Police spokesperson, Mathapelo Peters, says more arrests are imminent following the arrest of one person.

“We cannot conclusively say this was xenophobic related as the businesses were closed during the attack…we hoping the owners will come open cases so that we can establish their nationality” she said.

 

 

Photos: Barthelomew Eziagulu

 

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