Violence against foreigners escalated this past weekend amid the ANC president’s statement that action will be taken against the perpetrators.
Even more businesses were targeted over the weekend and police rubber bullets and grenades could not stop the angry residents from continuing with their looting.
Police have confirmed that a renewed wave of xenophobia has erupted, and many foreigners’ shops and property have been looted and stripped of their goods.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government is considering retaliation by nationalizing the larger businesses there. Institutions such as MTN and Shoprite could possibly be in the running.