[24/02, 1:57 a.m.] XenoRadar: All entrances are blocked in Pretoria.
WF Nkomo Street. Exit to toll gate blocked.
Church Street also closed.
No go at all entrances & exits.
*Anti-Immigrant march in Pretoria this morning.*
A group calling itself the Mamelodi Concerned Residents is expected to march to the Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria on Friday to protest against immigrants in South Africa.
Security services said “scores of people” are expected to take part in the march.
Law enforcement officers would be deployed along the route and at venues where memorandums would be handed over, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure said in a statement on Thursday.
Spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the City of Tshwane had approved the march.
[24/02, 1:59 a.m.] XenoRadar: Nigeria summons SA ambassador over anti-immigrant violence
Abuja- Nigeria on Thursday said it had summoned South Africa's top diplomat to register its fears about a fresh wave of violence against immigrants near Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Junior foreign minister Bukar Ibrahim said the high commissioner would be "informed of [the]
government's concerns on the situation" and asked to ensure action was taken. "The Federal Government of Nigeria strongly urges the South African Government to take all necessary measures to protect the lives and property of foreigners living and working in South Africa," he added in a statement.
In the last week, more than 20 shops have been targeted in Atteridgeville, outside Pretoria, and at least 12 houses have been attacked in Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg. Ibrahim said reports from South Africa that Nigerians had been killed were unsubstantiated. The attacks, however, have exacerbated
tensions between the two leading African countries and South African-owned businesses in Abuja were vandalised in response.
The president of the National Association of Nigerian students, Aruna Kadiri, said about 100 people had "registered [their] displeasure" at the offices of mobile phone giant MTN. "We want them to leave... our country. We went to MultiChoice [satellite television provide DSTV]. We also delivered that message.
"We also went to the South African High Commission [embassy] where we burned their flag to pass on a message to them that we don't have a relationship any longer." Kadiri added: "All the South Africans in Nigeria should leave Nigeria within 48 hours or else we won't be able to guarantee their security."
[24/02, 2:02 a.m.] XenoRadar: Pretoria West protests. Hi jacking truck and looting of truck. Cops not helping as just drove past incident
[24/02, 2:13 a.m.] XenoRadar: Pretoria West protests. Hi jacking truck and looting of truck. Cops not helping as just drove past incident
[24/02, 2:18 a.m.] +27 79 359 4887: Alert Pretoria, kwagga toll Gate also affected by protest Action.
Update Attridgeville - report received unconfirmed yet of shops being looted in Attridgeville,
Reports on the ground also indicating mobilization taking place in Mamelodi for possible attacks on foreign shops.
[24/02, 2:18 a.m.] Update on march: Pretoria: The people are still waiting for the busses in Mamelodi. They are late. Huge police presence at Solomon Mahlangu Square where the busses will meet to start the drive to Marabastad. The busses did not pitch up. They are now going to use 20+ taxis to transport the people. The are going to use either Solomon Mahlangu or Simon Vermooten to N4.
[24/02, 2:35 a.m.] XenoRadar: confirmed by CICA, that News crew SABC was attacked,media chased away and cameras taken
[24/02, 2:38 a.m.] XenoRadar: #MetrolRail has suspended train services on some routes. Children & adults can be seen returning home from train stations.
#Shops owned by #Somalians #Pakistanis & other foreigners are closed & are being looted by mob.
Citizens are reporting that #protestors are attempting to confiscate their phones when they take photos of the unrest
[24/02, 2:57 a.m.] XenoRadar: #xenophobia...#Atteridgeville, kids of Bumpies Creche at Church Street are being taken out by protesters.
[24/02, 3:22 a.m.] XenoRadar: We are now seeing active looting in some shops on Church street as crowds make their way through CBD in full view of police.
[24/02, 3:37 a.m.] XenoRadar: police Captain Augustinah Selepe says Public Order Policing officers have now been deployed to Atteridgeville.
[24/02, 3:51 a.m.] XenoRadar: The crowds have gone past the starting point of the #Foreignermarch it's not clear where they are headed too
[24/02, 5:12 a.m.] I know students are marching today for #freeBongingkosiKhanyile but not sure that's by south beach
[24/02, 5:17 a.m.] I24EMERGENCY INFO NEWS ALERTS -11H00 Protest march in Durban has just begun - Curries Fountain to City Hall - via Market Road and West Street(NOT XENOPHOBIC RELATED)
[24/02, 5:18 a.m.] That would be the FreeBongingkosiKhanyile March was just there
[24/02, 5:18 a.m.] Peaceful march. Students
[24/02, 5:18 a.m.] All is good in central durban
[24/02, 5:40 a.m.] Stun grenades deployed on protesters
[24/02, 5:42 a.m.] Report of 1 shop burnt Durban...awaiting more information.
[24/02, 5:44 a.m.] XenoRadar: church street rebecca pta someone has been killed
[24/02, 5:55 a.m.] XenoRadar: there is a roadblock in rebecca street helicopter and police news is there have murdered a man on the street
[24/02, 6:47 a.m.] XenoRadar: pretoria west south africas are standing off against somalians pakistan and ugandians, there are saying they not going to back.off
[24/02, 6:58 a.m.] Just heard that an SA citizen has been attacked by some foreigners .
[24/02, 7:10 a.m.] XenoRadar: National Areas of concern
[24/02, 7:35 a.m.] So far only SAPS (and SAPS special units) and Metro (JHB) police have been deployed
[24/02, 7:51 a.m.] +27 79 359 4887: Reports coming through of violence Point rd Durban
[24/02, 9:26 a.m.] XenoRadar: protestors are trying to get to sunnyside in pretoria but police have blocked them
[24/02, 9:29 a.m.] XenoRadar: Policeman Khomotso Phahlane says over 130 people have been arrested in the past 24 hours following the Pretoria violence.
[24/02, 9:39 a.m.] XenoRadar: Protestors at Du Toit and Pretorius streets...SAP in full force..there appears to be problems...Police chopper as well as SAP water cannon truck on scene
Apparently petrol bombs have been flung by protestors...Fire Brigade on scene too
[24/02, 10:03 a.m.] XenoRadar: RADIO 2000 DA leader Mmusi Maimane will lay charges against members of Cabinet, the SAPS, Hawks, NPA and other senior government officials today
[24/02, 10:04 a.m.] Martha Leah Nangalama: This should never have happened at all. The politicians owe the people an explanation. SILENCE IS CONSENT