Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned "acts of wanton violence" against foreigners as crowds of people plundered shops and set fire to buildings for a second day in Johannesburg. 

Police fired rubber bullets and arrested seven people in the township of Alexandra this morning, a day after clashing with looters who targeted foreign-owned businesses in several parts of the city. 

"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," he said in a post on Twitter. 

"There can be no justification for any South African to attack people from other countries."