Foreigners staying in Pretoria West,South Africa were targeted on Saturday by local communities.
Local news papers in South Africa reported on Monday that foreigners were attacked over the weekend.
The report said that Local community members from Pretoria West on Saturday stormed several properties occuppied by foreign natoinals ,which they claimed were facilitating prostitution and the drugs trade.
The local communities conducted a search and looted houses belonging to foreign nationals.
A Zimbabwean woman, who spoke to a local privately owned radio station in South Africa on anonymity said crackdowns on drugs and prostitution dens in the area were a good idea but in the weekend search, innocent people’s homes were looted and vandalised.
“The initiative about what the community was doing was okay if they didn’t burn houses and beat people. There is drug dealing and prostitution and we need to curb that but the way they did – that’s very wrong.”
Meanwhile the area is calm and police continue to patrol the streets there.
Several foreigners can be seen busy fixing the houses they live in after they were damaged during the community operation.