According to police spokesman Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, five people have been killed in and around Johannesburg in the latest wave of xenophobic attacks.
Early on Tuesday, members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) fired rubber bullets as another wave of xenophobic attacks hit Johannesburg.
Five murders; 189 arrests
Col Dlamini explained that criminal gangs had taken advantage of the chaotic situation; and “have been involved in breaking into businesses not only for those of the foreign national shops but businesses in general.” He added:
In addition, 189 people have been arrested following violence in parts of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg Central, Jeppe and Cleveland policing areas