Fresh xenophobic attacks in S.A

More than 30 people have been arrested over their involvement in xenophobic attacks in the South African city of Johannesburg.

The Johannesburg riots, which began on Sunday evening in Malvern have since spread west of Jeppestown to the vicinity of Maritzburg street.

Violent looting descended onto Johannesburg’s inner-city streets yesterday on monday, with foreign-owned shops and car dealerships bearing the full brunt of the onslaught.

Reports say law enforcement agencies attempted to quell the violence on Sunday evening, firing rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd, who, at that stage, had already left a trail of destruction in their wake.

At least 50 shops had been looted and damaged while cars parked at a nearby dealership on Jules street were torched by arsonists.

Further reports from South Africa suggest that the wave of xenophobia, which washed over Tshwane last week, has now spread to other areas in the province.