Xenophobic attacks: 3 Ghanaians injured, 5 others arrested in renewed attacks

Xenophobic attacks: 3 Ghanaians injured, 5 others arrested in renewed attacks

- The Foreign Affairs ministry has confirmed that three people are injured in renewed clashes in South Africa

- According to the Ghanaian Mission in South Africa, the affected persons are receiving medical attention

- According to reports, five Ghanaians were arrested and detained at the Sunnyside Police station after an exercise to check residential permits of foreigners were carried out.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that three more Ghanaians have been injured in the xenophobic unrests which have hit South Africa.

The Ghanaian Mission in South Africa is ensuring that those who have been affected receive the needed medical attention.

A statement from the ministry, on Thursday, September 5, 2019 said the South African Security Agencies commenced an exercise to check the resident permits of foreigners residing in Sunnyside, a suburb of Pretoria.

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According to reports, five Ghanaians were arrested and detained at the Sunnyside Police station after the exercise was carried out.

“Officials of the High Commission have visited the Police Station to provide consular assistance to the detained Ghanaians and are following up on the matter,” the statement added.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that one Ghanaian had been shot at West Hills, a suburb in Johannesburg province in South Africa in fresh attacks by South Africans.

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According to reports, he was shot in the leg when violence erupted between some South Africans and foreigners in the area.

Confirming the news report, Chairman of the Ghanaians Association in Kempton Park Johannesburg, Wofa Atta, explained that the victim was in a stable condition and was receiving medical attention.

Wofa Atta explained that a Ghanaian team was dispatched to the area to assist the person who was hit by the bullet in the attack.

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