Fearful immigrants shut Johannesburg shops as anti-foreigner violence rages

April 15, 2015 11:13 AM

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Fearful immigrants shut Johannesburg shops as anti-foreigner violence rages

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Immigrants in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest commercial city, shut their shops on Wednesday as a wave of anti-foreigner violence that has killed four people near the city of Durban threatened to spread, police said.

South Africa has erected safe camps in Durban, a key port on South Africa's Indian Ocean coast, for fleeing immigrants, whose shops were looted and burnt in the two-week old violence.

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