Johannesburg - Eleven people were arrested at Jeppestown hostel in the Johannesburg CBD after police raided the premises following a spate of attacks on foreign nationals and looting of shops.
Gauteng police said bags of dagga and stolen property were seized.
“We will continue this operation after identifying more hotspots across the province. The army was there as backup during the raid,” police spokesman Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, accompanied by State Security Minister David Mahlobo, announced the deployment of the army during a visit to Alexandra, where Mozambican street hawker Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed to death at the weekend and a Zimbabwean couple were shot and wounded at their house on 19th Avenue on Monday night.
The 33-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend were both wounded in the upper body and rushed to Charlotte Mxenge Hospital.