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“Foreigners must leave” – Protesters in SA chant in fresh protest (video)

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A fresh round of violence is currently building up in the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, as armed protesters are out again, demanding

that foreigners leave their country immediately. South African newspaper, Sowetan Live, reports that the protesters, who carried weapons

such as knobkerries, are waiting to be addressed  by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a notable politician and Zulu tribe leader. The protesters, who

are said to be residents of hostels in eastern  Johannesburg, marched on Sunday along Jules Street in the area.

Protesting hostel dwellers took to the streets on Sunday stating that they want foreign nationals to leave.
Image: Penwell Dlamini

Sowetan Live reports that Siphiwe Mhlongo, chairman of hostel headmen (izinduna) in Gauteng, said South African nationals are angry at

jobs being taken by foreign nationals, unhappy about drugs and RDP houses being owned by foreigners.

“Everyone who is in South Africa has that feeling that foreign nationals must go back home. But we don’t say foreign nationals must be

beaten up; we are leaders,” he said.

Watch a video of the protesters below.;

Another video exclusively gathered by

Meanwhile, BBC Reports that some South Africans disrupted a speech in Johannesburg by a veteran politician who was trying to quell

tensions following a recent wave of riots.

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