South Africa: Military Deployed to Stop Killing of Foreigners

April 22, 2015 8:08 AM

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South Africa: Military Deployed to Stop Killing of Foreigners

South African troops were deployed to areas of Johannesburg on Tuesday night to help quell ongoing bouts of anti-immigrant violence after a rash of xenophobic attacks spread across the nation in recent weeks.

“We come in as the last resort,” Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the defense minister, told reporters at a news conference in Alexandra township, according to the New York Times. “The army will serve as a deterrent.”

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