Shops set on fire in South Africa
Published 17/04/2015 | 13:21
Shops and cars owned by foreigners have been set on fire in downtown Johannesburg in continued anti-immigrant attacks in South Africa.
However, police said no violence was reported in the coastal city of Durban, where the violence began.
In a Johannesburg suburb, foreigners afraid to return to their homes took refuge in a community centre.
In neighbouring Zimbabwe, police were involved in minor clashes with dozens of protesters demonstrating at the South African embassy against the anti-immigrant attacks.
Protesters handed over a petition to embassy officials demanding an end to the violence in South Africa.