[Johannesburg 3rd Reuters]-In the riots that began in South Africa's largest city of Johannesburg and capital Pretoria after 1 day, police officers confirmed that reporters had killed 5 people by 3 days and arrested 86 people Revealed.
President Ramaposa accused the riots and posted on Twitter that "the attacks on foreign-owned businesses are absolutely unacceptable."
One day in the Pretoria business district, a mob with handmade weapons wandered around the streets, destroying stores and looting them. In the area within walking distance from the financial center in Johannesburg, bricks and glass were scattered in the afternoon of the third day, demonstrating the intensity of arson from the previous night and the clash between police and mob.
In South Africa since the early 1990s, immigration from the African continent and Southeast Asia has increased rapidly due to the end of the apartheid policy and subsequent economic growth.
However, in recent years, attacks against migrants have increased against the backdrop of the economic downturn and government immigration control. In 2015, at least 7 people died from violence targeting foreigners. In 2008, about 60 people were killed in the overall deterioration of security.
This time, the police have not yet found the cause of the riots.
The recent uproar and immigration attacks are also pointed out by high unemployment rates and increased poverty, but some officials say that criminal organizations may work.