Durban - Police are on standby as locals threatened foreign nationals living in an informal settlement in Verulam, telling them to leave South Africa.
The residents say the foreigners are being hired by factories in preference to South Africans.
A protest was held at the Cornerstone informal settlement on Monday, with a spokesperson for the community, who gave his name as “Majola”, saying they wanted foreigners to leave.
“People in the community of Cornerstone are not working; only foreign nationals are working. These are people who have no identity documents and do not vote, but we, the voting public, are not employed,” he said.
The situation was tense in the area with tuck shops belonging to foreign nationals closed.