Durban - Public Order Police are on standby in the Durban Central Business District to quell any protest or attacks against foreign owned businesses on Monday.
Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad, the Durban Metro Police spokesperson said both the SAPS and Metro were placed around the city to deal with any situations.
He said there were several protests but they were not related to xenophobia.
The heightened police presence comes after hoax messages are being circulated on social media calling for attacks on foreign own businesses.
Swift action by police officers in Himeville led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man for creating these messages.