South African police disperse immigrant vigilante group

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 17, 2015 3:41 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade on Friday to disperse a gang of African immigrants who had armed themselves with machetes in a run-down district of east Johannesburg, a Reuters photographer said.

South Africa has been hit by a wave of violence against African and other immigrants in the last two weeks. The foreigners have complained about a lack of protection and some have started to arm themselves.

(Reporting by Siphiwe Sibeko; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by James Macharia)