Xenophobia In South Africa Order reportedly restored to attack hot spots

Alexandra, which was a flashpoint in the attacks is gradually returning to normalcy as children in uniforms were spotted making their way to school

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play Calm is gradually being restored to Alexandra, Johannesburg which was a flashpoint in the heat of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa (Eye Witness News)
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Following the last few weeks of xenophobic attacks in Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa, order is now gradually being restored to the attack hot spots.

According to Eye Witness News, Alexandra, which was a flashpoint in the attacks is gradually returning to normalcy as children in uniforms were spotted making their way to school while residents were sweeping the area.

Also, London Road, which was the scene of violent clashes and looting, seemed to be much calmer this morning. EWN further reports that some foreign shop owners have opened since yesterday, feeling much safer with the presence of the army.

Notwithstanding, some foreign owned shops still remained shut.

Yesterday, the South African Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula announced that army troops were being deployed to the streets to assist the police in restoring order to the area.

She further assured that people's rights would not be violated during the army's operation in xenophobia hotspots.

Meanwhile, police confirmed that there were no further incidents of crime reported overnight.

The xenophobic attacks in South Africa which started out in Durban following inciteful comments credited to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has claimed the lives of at least 7 people including Mozambican, Emmanuel Sithole whose brutal stabbing was captured in photos that went viral.

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