Foreign nationals attacked, shops petrol bombed in Durban, South Africa

Foreign nationals sit and watch after their shacks were set alight by alleged looters at Marabastad, South Africa on September 2, 2019, during widespread attacks on foreign nationals and looting of their shops. PHOTO | PHILL MAGAKOE | AFP

Foreign vendors in Durban, South Africa were on Monday morning attacked, allegedly by the young Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA).

Durban Metro police spokesperson Zama Dlamini said, “It has been alleged that young MKMVA members attacked and assaulted foreign vendors, petrol bombed some of their shops on Monday morning.

The situation is however as at now reported to be calm.

MKMVA in the province however denied its members had been involved in the attacks on foreigners.

(With input from IOL)