Xenophobic attacks spark South African response

Immigrants take shelter at a local park near the Sydenham Police Station soon after hundreds of foreign nationals were displaced during xenophobic attacks in Durban on March 27, 2019 following violence against immigrants and other foreigners. PHOTO | RAJESH JANTILAL | AFP

What you need to know:

  • One woman died when she fell through a roof while she was running away from protesters.

  • Another two people died from gunshot wounds, allegedly inflicted by a shopkeeper.

  • About 100 people attacked small food shops on Sunday night and into Monday morning, looting and burning the buildings.

  • The minister of international relations and co-operation, Lindiwe Sisulu, urged the police to act against people targeting foreigners.

South Africa's foreign minister has called an urgent meeting with ambassadors following attacks against foreigners in Durban.

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