Tuesday, 03 September 2019 16:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa condemns the violence that has been spreading around the country

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."