The chairperson of the Security Cluster, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has admitted that government does not know who is behind the recent spate of violence and looting in parts of Johannesburg.
Free State police say an intelligence-driven operation has helped curb sporadic attacks on shops owned by foreign nationals. Several shops remained closed on Tuesday in Thaba-Nchu east of Bloemfontein, after Ethiopian nationals reportedly received a threat for attack on their businesses on Monday.
The former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says South Africa is in crisis because of the current violence in which foreign nationals and their businesses are being targeted with some shops being burnt and looted.
Concerns over the attacks on foreigners in South Africa continue to grow across the continent. In Uganda, legislators are demanding that their Ministry of Foreign Affairs secures the safety of Ugandans living in South Africa.
Tanzania’s national carrier suspended its flights from the commercial capital Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg on Thursday, citing ongoing violence that was a risk to its passengers.