'IFP will help to root out xenophobia'
The IFP has pledged to cooperate with the authorities to help stop the xenophobic violence now threatening to engulf Durban.
This comes after a group from Dalton men's hostel attacked a city pub-restaurant owned by a Nigerian national.
It is alleged that the unruly group had earlier attended a meeting of an IFP branch re-launch.
They allegedly went on the rampage and damaged the pub-restaurant.
IFP provincial chairman Mntomuhle Khawula, said his party would help the police to bring the perpetrators to book.
He told Sowetan that IFP members had a meeting earlier in the hostel where they were preparing to re-launch a branch.
"People went back to their houses. Later in the evening the leadership heard that there was fighting in progress at the pub-restaurant.
"Upon arrival, they found people involved in senseless violence," he said.
Khawula said the hostel is a multi-party residence and to suggest that the attackers were IFP members was irresponsible.