Happening Now: Massive Attacks in CBD, Joburg (PHOTOS)

Police in Johannesburg confirmed on Monday morning that there had been a second

fatality in the Johannesburg CBD overnight in violence linked to ongoing xenophobic

riots that broke out last week.

Johannesburg Metro Police Department chief David Tembe said the second victim was

shot in Malvern, while earlier in the evening a first victim had been stabbed in Hillbrow.

Numerous shops and vehicles were once again vandalised and set on fire.

The police, however, did say on Monday morning that the situation had calmed down

and all roads into and out of the CBD were open.

Building on fire at Jules & 24th Str. @CityofJoburgEMS, @JoburgMPD & @SAPoliceService on scene.

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Truck set alight on Main Reef Rd & Kerk Str in Denver. @JoburgMPD & @SAPoliceService on scene.

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David Tembe@AsktheChiefJMPD

Our @JoburgMPD Public Order Policing Unit officers clearing debris off the road, in Jeppestown, Malvern & Cleveland while @CityofJoburgEMS Firefighters put out a fire from a burning building. @HermanMashaba @MichaelSun168 @CityofJoburgZA@CoJPublicSafety

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David Tembe@AsktheChiefJMPD

Jules Street in Malvern,Cleveland& Jeppestown is a no go area, this is following a recent spat of violent attacks and looting of buildings in the area. 4x suspects have been arrested so far for Public Violence & looting. Members of public especially motorists are advised to avoid

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serge Mukendi@sergempoyi

Yesterday in Hillbrow south African Still attacking others African poeples

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Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele had on Sunday confirmed that police had their hands full trying to contain the violence in Jeppestown, Malvern, Cleveland and Hillbrow.

At least 20 people have now been arrested.

Yusuf Abramjee

@Abramjee

Protest JHB.

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In a statement, the police had earlier cautioned church-goers, shoppers and commuters

to stay away from the area around the MTN Taxi Rank and Johannesburg CBD following

the latest incidents of attacks on businesses.

Buthelezi failed to calm down Xenophobic violence in Jeppe this morning and violence has spread to CBD. They’re throwing bricks at WITS/UJ students and they’re attacking everyone not just foreigners. @HermanMashaba @Julius_S_Malema @CyrilRamaphosa @SABCNewsOnline @News24 @eNCA

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