Residents attack Zimbabweans

Residents went on the rampage against Zimbabweans living in the Mooiplaas squatter camp, near Pretoria, on Monday night, police said.

Residents went on the rampage against Zimbabweans living in the Mooiplaas squatter camp, near Pretoria, on Monday night, police said.

Captain Paul Ramaloko said Mooiplaas residents were involved in a dispute with Zimbabweans they believed to be involved in armed robberies.

The residents assaulted a Zimbabwean and about 60 shacks in the area were set alight. No deaths were reported, Ramaloko said.

By 11pm the rioting had abated.

But police continue to monitor the situation.

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