Johannesburg streets left burned after riots

World Today

AFP/ Marco Longari

Unemployment and nationalistic attitudes are just a couple of issues being blamed for the xenophobic, or anti-foreigner riots that happened in Johannesburg recently. CCTV reporter Du Jun went around the area of Jeppestown in Johannesburg, South Africa which was one of the worst hit by the rioting.

Reports say that the local police there have had to ask for help from the South African Army to perform raids. The raids are meant to tackle gangs in neighborhoods like Jeppestown who are accused of hunting down foreigners and killing them. Official numbers estimate that at least 7 have died so far in the xenophobic violence.