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Foreigners arested in Johannesburg

by Mandla Ndlovu
07 Aug 2019 at 13:43hrs | Views
South African home affairs and police services on Wednesday engaged in an offensive to arrest illegal immigrants in Johannesburg Central Business District.

Reports coming from South Africa indicate that criminals at Johannesburg CBD have now decided to shoot at the police confiscating fake goods.

Currently 30 foreigners are in police custody.

Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni called last week's confrontation with police by informal traders in the Johannesburg Central Business District an act of terrorism but said informal traders' nationalities were not at issue: "We don't have evidence of who was involved and we should not speculate about people's nationalities.

Let's not go into that debate." Nsthavheni said counterfeit goods were smuggled across borders, and tackling this required co-operation with other countries. She said there were also manufacturers in Johannesburg, and that Johannesburg police intelligence had identified the manufacturers.

"They just need to go and act," said Ntshavheni.

Source - Byo24News