Relief as SA xenophobic attacks subside

Migrants attacks in parts of Gauteng, South Africa
Migrants attacks in parts of Gauteng, South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Fear that gripped Johannesburg as locals looted and burnt foreign-owned businesses is seemingly subsiding as the police took control of the city by Wednesday afternoon.

It became widely evident that the Johannesburg Metro Police (JMP) had deployed officers at strategic points after human deaths, widespread looting and burning of properties in greater Johannesburg metro.

Between Sunday and Wednesday morning, social media reports had actually created fear in  people’s minds. As widely accessible sources of information, social media was awash with videos depicting the prevailing violence.

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