South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the violence that has grounded South Africa over a few days ago.
Posting on microblogging site, Twitter, Ramaphosa said:
I condemn the violence that has been spreading around a number of our provinces in the strongest terms. I’m convening the ministers in the security cluster today to make sure that we keep a close eye on these acts of wanton violence and find ways of stopping them.
There seems to be a number of issues that triggered the violence including giving priority to foreign workers over South Africa nationals.
An audio clip that circulated over the weekend suggested that local truck drivers were been snubbed by truck owners who preferred foreigners.
Resultantly, an unidentified local truck drivers’ association called for a demonstration that has resulted in the burning of some trucks, shops and blocking of some major routes in that country.
Meanwhile, over 100 South Africans are reported to have been arrested over the above-alleged crimes.
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