Soldiers brought in to help South African police deal with anti-immigrant attacks

euronews (in English)

Published on Apr 21, 2015

The army is being deployed on the streets of South Africa as the police struggle to deal with a wave of violence against immigrants.

Seven people have been killed in the past three weeks in Durban and Johannesburg, with the government criticised for not doing enough to protect foreigners.

The South African Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, told reporters: “It is the police who must say we think at this point we do need your help.

“And once they say they need your help, then of course…

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