The Department of International Relations and Coperation has confirmed it has received official communication from Rwandan government that its president will no longer be attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa meeting in Cape Town.
More than 110 people have been arrested nationwide during the violent protests that had engulfed the country since Sunday.
Locals in Turffontein, south of Johannesburg, have disputed claims that the looting there is fuelled by xenophobia. They say that some foreign nationals have also been arrested for the same crime.
Several makeshift shacks and a scrapyard have been set alight by angry protesters in Marabastad, Pretoria. It is alleged that the incident is part of the taxi operators campaign to rid Pretoria CBD of drugs and drug dealers.
The looting of foreign owned shops has now spread to the Johannesburg CBD. Police have been engaged in running battles with a group of people targeting shops in the Hillbrow area. This follows similar incidents in Tembisa, Turffontein, Jeppestown and Malvern earlier.