Police minister Nathi Mthethwa has rushed to the Western Cape "to get first-hand reports from senior law enforcement officers", following outbreaks of Xenophobic violence. He is accompanied by defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Townships where violence took place include Nyanga, Philippi East and Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats, Wellington, Paarl East, Mbekweni, Franschhoek and Klapmuts. Police and the army have been called in to take control of the situation. Read more: M&G
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