JOHANNESBURG - The situation remains tense in parts of Soweto after recent xenophobic attacks.
Locals are now warning foreign nationals against returning to the township.
At least three people were killed in last week’s violence.
Three others were injured.
One person remains in a critical condition after being shot in the head.
ANC head of elections Fikile Mbalula visited on Thursday to call for calm.
“We have asked that the residents do not take the law into their own hands because we will not tolerate barbaric behaviour," said Mbalula.
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The ANC has a successful engagement today with the communities affected by the recent conflict between locals and foreign national owned shops.#ThumaMina pic.twitter.com/7gPWzDm7NW
As foreign business owners attempt to make their way back to the area, there are fears of more violence as landlords say community members have threatened to burn their homes if they allow the foreign nationals back on their premises.