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South Africa police arrest 17 over Durban xenophobic attacks

Posted: Apr 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The police in South African have arrested 17 people and opened murder cases on them after attacks on foreign nationals in Durban.

Also, the country’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has called on traditional leaders to stop making remarks that could result in a loss of life.

The violence, comes in the wake of alleged comments by the Zulu king telling migrants to go home , is sequel to a similar one that swept across the country in 2008, leading to the death of at least 62 people.

So far, no fewer than 250 people have been attacked, following the alleged comments by King Goodwill Zwelithini at the end of March. Most of the properties touched in the port city of Durban are for nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries.

More than 1,000 mainly African migrants have fled their homes, some going to police stations and other are being housed in tents on a sports field.