South Africa Violence
Police have arrested more than 30 people amid xenophobic violence rocking Johannesburg, the country’s commercial hub.
Police made the arrests after small groups attacked shops around Johannesburg. Rubber bullets were used to disperse looters in Alexandria, which is north of Johannesburg.
Six people were killed in anti-foreigner attacks in the port city of Durban, with the violence quickly spreading to others parts of the country.
The violence has forced thousands of foreigners to flee their homes and seek shelter in makeshift camps. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi will evacuate their citizens in the coming days.
Many South Africans are accusing the migrants of taking jobs away from them. The country’s unemployment rate is 24%.
Since the South Africa violence started, 50 people have been arrested in the Johannesburg area and 112 in Durban.