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South African President calls for prosecution of perpetrators in anti-immigrant violence

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Hundreds of foreigners were forced from their homes and some of their business were looted by angry protesters in Durban city in the past week. Some of the immigrants took refuge in police stations and mosques, according to local media reports.Several Malawian immigrants fled as protests in KwaZulu-Natal province turned violent, with demonstrators claiming that immigrants had taken jobs and businesses meant for citizens, South African website Times Live reported.Ramaphosa condemned the attacks Monday and said there was no "justification for criminality."The anti-immigrant violence comes as South Africa celebrates 25 years of freedom post-apartheid, the President said, adding that the country owes its freedom to the support of other African countries,"African development depends on the increased movement of people, goods and services between different countries for all of us to benefit. We will not allow criminals to set back these processes," Ramaphosa said.Xenophobic killing in South African township caught by photographerSouth Africa's Minister of International Relations Lindiwe Sisulu and the miniRead More – Source

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