Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with DANIEL MUMBERE 18 hours ago
September 11: Looting in Mpumalanga Province
As South Africa struggles to curb attacks on foreign-owned businesses, a new attack was reported by a journalist and lawyer who tweets about crime and security issues in the country.

Yusuf Abramjee posted a video on Twitter on Wednesday of an attack on a foreign-owened shop in a suburb of the Mpumalanga province.

Locals are seen carting away materials from a shop as the expatriate owners of the electronic shop fight back by attacking some of the looters.

No reports of deaths or injuries have been recorded in the latest incident. It is the first such in the province given that the violence of last week and early this week was concentrated in Guateng and Kwa Zulu Natal Provinces.

President Ramaphosa had in condemning the violence stressed that measures were being taken to ensure that the violence does not mutate. South Africa has suffered international backlash for the xenophobic attacks.

Foreign owned store in eMalahleni (Witbank) CBD looted today. SAPoliceService MpumalangaGov pic.twitter.com/Bu4J4LxnjC

— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) September 11, 2019
September 10: Mozambique blasts SA xenophobia
Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday commented on xenophobic incidents in neighbouring South Africa, issuing a stern condemnation of the acts.

The privately-owned STV Noticias reported the president as saying over 500 Mozambicans lost their homes due to the violence.

He also said the government had activated processes to repatriate affected nationals. Mozambique becomes the second African nation to do so.

Nigeria, who have been most vocal in the wake of the violence in Johannesburg and other suburbs said over 600 of its citizens were ready to be airlifted back home.

Meanwhile South African ministers in the security cluster met on Tuesday and made stern pronouncements on clamping down on the issue of illegal migration.

“With regards to hiring of undocumented foreign nationals, we will clamp down on private business owners who do not abide by the labour and immigration laws. Home Affairs, Police Service and department of labour will intensify inspections,” the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster said.

eryce dennison is not the writer: read more here https://www.africanews.com/2019/09/12/no-justification-for-xenophobic-attacks-south-african-president-au-chief/

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