One stabbed to death, five injured as South Africans resume xenophobic protests

One person was killed and five others injured after a xenophobic march in South Africa turned violent on Sunday.

According to eNCA television, residents from nearby hostels took to the streets of Johannesburg on Sunday demanding for immediate deportation of foreigners.

“There were five people reported injured during these protests here,” said police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele.

“We have also discovered that one person died, it is alleged that he was stabbed by a sharp object.”

It was not immediately clear whether the deceased was a South African or a foreigner. The identities of those injured had also not been revealed as of Sunday evening.

Images seen on social media Sunday evening appeared to show fresh destruction of properties and businesses of foreigners from other African countries in the central business area of Johannesburg.

16 people so far have been arrested since the fresh violence broke out .

A similar protest and destruction of properties last weekend sparked reprisal attacks in some African countries.

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