The police said five people were killed and at least arrested. The violence on Monday night appeared to target shops owned by foreigners, said the mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, and follows a spate of similar riots this year that have been part of a larger trend of hostility toward outsiders. There are fewer than four million migrants in South Africa, a nation of more than 50 million. Somalis, Zimbabweans and Mozambicans have all been victims over the years. Many Nigerians work in South Africa, but they are sometimes stereotyped as criminals and are often the target of attacks, including fatal ones. The riots this week, said Adekeye Adebajo, a Nigerian academic who leads the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation at the University of Johannesburg, are partly the result of the economic frustration many poor South Africans have endured after apartheid.
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My store at Novare, Timekeepers Novare mall, Sangotedo, Lekki, has been broken into, looted and goods worth millions has been carted away with, this is getting out of hand, this happened this evening, am so sad.. Plz share this pic. Where do we go from here? This is pep store in Surulere I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.
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