153 Arrested in South Africa Looting

January 23, 2015 1:02 PM

3 0

Days of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa have left at least two people dead and 153 arrested in the Johannesburg area, police said Friday.

The targeting of Soweto area shops owned by immigrants from Ethiopia, Somalia and other countries recalled a wave of deadly violence against foreigners in South Africa in 2008. However, police sought to downplay allegations that xenophobia was the cause of this week's unrest, instead saying groups o...

Read more

To category page

Loading...