South Africans, in the latest attacks, have begun looting and burning of properties belonging to foreigners in the country.

Three people were reportedly killed while another is still receiving treatment for smoke inhalation in the process of the bloody attack.

The President of the Nigeria Union South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, said on Monday that the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was set ablaze by an angry mob.


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“The mob also looted several shops that were around the vicinity suspected to be owned by foreign nationals.

“But the Police later dispersed the mob and made some arrests,’’ he said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

“Late in the evening of Sunday, September 1, a group of violent locals suspected to be Zulu hostel dwellers besieged Jules Street in Malvern, Johannesburg looted and burned shops/businesses.’’