South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has spoken against the latest wave of xenophobic attacks.
In a statement Zuma said:
The situation has become more serious in light of threats of violence and acts of intimidation and destruction of property aimed at non-nationals living in South Africa. We strongly condemn acts of violence and call upon citizens and non-nationals to exercise restraint, unite against crime and to work with the authorities to bring perpetrators of crime to book.
The South African Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee on migration to deal with the latest wave of xenophobic violence.