Xenophobia: South Africa arrest 70 suspects in Johannesburg, Pretoria


The South African government said it has arrested 70 suspects in connection with the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals.

The suspects were nabbed in Johannesburg and Pretoria while looting property belonging to foreigners.

The acting South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, disclosed this during a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, in Abuja, today.

He said that the attackers also burnt down Shoprite and Spar, noting that the SA government “has risen to the occasion.”

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