South Africa arrests 90 for xenophobic attacks, looting

No fewer than 90 persons have been arrested in connection with the xenophobic attacks on foreigners, especially Nigerians in South Africa, the government has stated.

In a statement by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), the government denounced the widespread violence and crime as a way of addressing grievances.

It said: “Government calls for calm and restraint in certain parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, as community members raise their concerns and grievances about various issues affecting them.

“No amount of grievance or unhappiness can justify the looting of shops, destruction of properties and illegal blocking of roads. Such acts constitute a criminal offense and the law enforcement agencies must respond without any fear or favor

“We are a democratic state that promotes robust dialogue and engagement with the dissatisfied communities.

“As a government, we will not allow anarchy and violence to be the order of the day.

“We commend the quick response of the South African Police Services (SAPS) which has resulted in the arrest of a number of individuals.

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“With regard to the attacks on trucks, 20 individuals have been arrested in KwaZulu-Natal after responding to incidents along major routes and known hotspots in the province.

“These arrests relate to public violence and obstruction of traffic, possession of unlicensed firearms, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.

“In Gauteng following the violence and looting of shops in Ekurhuleni, Tshwane and the Johannesburg CBD, 70 arrests have been made in connection with public violence, malicious damage to property and theft.

“The police will continue their work to restore order in the affected areas and government urges all the law-abiding citizens to continue to work with the police and isolate the criminals.

“Let us remain vigilant against fake news that is being peddled through the social media platforms to fuel tensions within the respective communities.

“Anyone found to be spreading the fake stories on social media will be dealt with accordingly.

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“We cannot allow those who want to portray our country in a bad light to succeed.

“Government urges all members of the community to work together with the law enforcement agencies.

“Community members can report any criminal activities they have witnessed to the police using the 10111 emergency number.”

Updated: September 3, 2019 — 3:28 pm

31 Comments

  1. I hope nigeria can see what other countries are doing, instead of keeping quiet like fools that dont understand how to stand up for themselves

  2. South Africa Arrest doesn’t do anything because there government support them,our Nigerians government should do something.

  3. Very nice information admin keep it up ………………………………………………

  4. It’s good, they are being arrested but it shouldn’t stop at that because they have already caused so much harm, so many people already dead especially Nigerians

  5. With regard to the attacks on trucks, 20 individuals have been arrested in KwaZulu-Natal after responding to incidents along major routes and known hotspots in the province.

  6. You that said destruction of properties What of the keeling of foreigners especially NIgerians…I think the Government of south Africa’s aware this….I hope that Nigeria Government from their own ends act fast coz this is saddened reoccurance

  7. Arresting them and later releasing them. Is that a way to go. You have to make a quick move to stop it totally.

  8. I think there president should just talk to them and let them understand we both need our selves

  9. At least this is what you are suppose to do for long as this attack has been happening for long.

  10. That good for them and they should be jailed and be punish….good

  11. Arresting them is not enough, they should be prosecuted and jailed. They are fools.

  12. Hmmmmm…………………………………,…………………………………………………………..,.

  13. i hope is not just a news posted in the media for people to believe i hope it is real

  14. Arrest is not enough. The xenophobic attacks itself should be ensured to stop and peace restored.

  15. “As a government, we will not allow anarchy and violence to be the order of the day.
    Put this words into action don’t just come out & give us empty words.

  16. Good work by the south Africa government. Because the act of the south African can destabilized the Africa peace

  17. This xenophobic attack is getting serious day by day and i hope the government is doing something about it

  18. i see all this as an excuse just to pretend as if he did not say any thing those people are ingrate

  19. Arresting them is nonsense because after sometimes they will be release they should kill them instantly nothing like arrest them person where live by the gun shall die by the gun.

  20. That is a very good job by the south African police. They should be strictly dealt with and be taught on how to be Xenomania in nature

  21. Xenophobia is becoming too much in South Africa and this is sth thay should seriously be kicked against.
    If need be the United Nation shld get involved.

  22. Xenophobia is becoming too much in South Africa and this is sth thay should seriously be kicked against.

  23. Thank God they are arrested, but the proper thing should be done to them according to the law so as to others thinking of the same thing should not do it

  24. They should arrest them and let them face the law and pay for there crime it not fear killing people for no reason spoiling people goods so bad

  25. This is a welcome development. The law enforcement agencies should be commended for their efforts in arresting this bad eggs

  26. So its now u all want to take precautions….. After so many killings? Is arresting them enough…. Jeez

  27. Haa haa thiefs everywhere those who did bad must be punished..

  28. Hope this will really curtail the issue if this Killings of innocent people leaving in south africa

  29. Yes that’s good example we must not listing to new that its not true we cannot allow them to pass fake new in country I think that’s true

  30. This is not what you supposed to do for long? Why now, learn from your mistakes please.

  31. Arresting them is not enough, they should be prosecuted and jailed. They are fools.

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