One dead, five injured in Joburg CBD clashes

Protests erupted after hostel residents refused to listen to calls for peace from former IFP leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - One person has been killed after a group of people said to be residents from nearby hostels marched through the Johannesburg CBD on Sunday demanding that foreigners leave the area.

Police have also confirmed that five people have been injured from the incident.

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“There were five people reported injured during these protests here,” said police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele.

“We have also discovered that one person died, it is alleged that he was stabbed by a sharp object.”

Makhubele said 16 people were arrested for the violence in the Johannesburg CBD.

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eNCA