Over three hundred undocumented foreigners have been found in a 21-storey building in Hillbrow in the Johannesburg CBD.

The discovery happened during the launch of the Safer Festive Season campaign on Friday.

Three suspects, two women and a man, were arrested for hijacking the building after police were able to locate the rightful owner.

Police spokesperson Mathapelo Peters, “A total of 380, which was 353 males and 27 females, undocumented nationals from Malawi and Zimbabwe, including those found during roadblocks and in other operations, were taken in for processing and verification of their stay in the country. To this end, six Malawian nationals – four juveniles and two pregnant women were released pending their appearance before Immigration Authorities to prepare for their direct deportation.”