John-Paul Emmanuel fled Nigeria seven years ago to escape the clutches of Boko Haram. He thought he had found a safe place to operate his shop and raise his family.
Residents at Rosedale in Upington in the Northern Cape have given police 12 hours to remove foreign nationals from their town.
Humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers, says it is awaiting the outcome of a meeting currently under way in Cape Town to resolve the crisis that around 600 foreign nationals are facing.
Foreign nationals living in Cape Town’s Central Methodist Church say four children have died from chickenpox since last month.
Fifty four undocumented foreign nationals were arrested and three buses transporting them were impounded at a road block in Polokwane, Limpopo. The law enforcers have also intercepted a bakkie carrying contraband cigarettes.