IN PICTURES: Pretoria anti-illegal immigrant protest turns violent

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Tension are high in Tshwane as foreign nationals prepare to march the Department of Home Affairs.

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PRETORIA – Tensions are high in Pretoria over the anti-illegal immigrant march in the CBD.

Residents are due to hand over a memorandum to the Department of Home Affairs.

"South African people, all the time when they start striking, they do it against foreign nationals. We don’t know why there are issues against us all the time or why they’re attacking us. We are not working under the government, we are working for ourselves. We are fighting for our lives to live peacefully in South Africa," said one foreigner, who did not want to be named.