“497 xenophobes have been arrested”- South African Police.

The spokesperson for the South African Police, Mathabelo Peters said on Friday that a total of 497 people have been arrested in connection with xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa.

According to her, 74 people were arrested near Katelhong on Thursday which brought the total number of arrests to 497 starting from when the violence started on Sunday in Johannesburg.

The police said that the looting that began on Sunday had not stopped especially in the Guateng Province.


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