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Businesses owned by Nigerians were looted and vandalized in South Africa [NAN] At least 100 people have been arrested by the South Af...

Businesses owned by Nigerians were looted and vandalized in South Africa [NAN]
Businesses owned by Nigerians were looted and vandalized in South Africa [NAN]

At least 100 people have been arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in connection with the violent attacks targeting foreigners over the past two days.

South African mobs launched attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians, and looted and burnt their places of business in suburbs of Johannesburg and surrounding areas on Sunday, September 1, 2019, and Monday, September 2.

Three people were also reported to have been killed in a fire started by a mob on an abandoned building in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg.

Nigerian-owned car sales business burnt by South African mob [NAN]
Nigerian-owned car sales business burnt by South African mob [NAN]

SAPS disclosed on Monday that 100 people were arrested and will face several charges including public violence, malicious damage to property, and theft.

The suspects were accused of violence and looting of shops owned by foreign nationals in areas including Ekurhuleni, Tshwane and Johannesburg Central.

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