South Africa deploys army to curb anti-immigrant violence

April 21, 2015 12:02 PM

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South Africa deploys army to curb anti-immigrant violence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa deployed the army on Tuesday in "volatile areas" to curb a wave of anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people this month, the defense minister said.

The latest wave of anti-immigrant attacks began almost three weeks ago in parts of the coastal city of Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal and quickly spread to Johannesburg, South Africa's commercial capital.

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