S.Africa arrests 1,600 illegal immigrants in crackdown

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FILE PHOTO: Foreign nationals listen to President Jacob Zuma at a camp in Chatsworth, south of Durban
Pretoria (AFP) – More than 3,900 people — including 1,650 illegal immigrants — have been arrested in South Africa during a controversial police crackdown after April’s deadly xenophobic violence, authorities said Sunday.
“We are satisfied that we have stabilised the situation and further loss of life has been prevented,” a government statement said.
“Security agencies continue to work around the clock to protect both foreign nationals and South African citizens against any attacks.”
The crackdown came after at least seven people were killed as mobs hunted down …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper