More than 300 people have been arrested for participation in a series of xenophobic-related crimes.

Amongst the 300, four suspects have been recently arrested in connection with the killing of Emmanuel Sithole, a Mozambican immigrant who was killed on Saturday in Alexander Township.

James Oatway, a Sunday Times photojournalist, captured the killing which prompted the police to give a reward of R100000 for any information relating to the killing.

Photo: James Oatway. Sunday Times

Photo: James Oatway. Sunday Times

According to the Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo, the state’s criminal justice should do more to guarantee a prosecution: “They have actually pushed three other people to leave their own comfort zones, their homes.” 

The violent attacks occurred in KwaZulu-Natal, after a statement made by King Goodwill Zwelithini on immigrants, saying that they need to “go home”. He later claimed that he did not call for an attack on foreigners.

The army has been deployed in targeted areas in Johannesburg to ensure that the attacks do not continue.

*Sourced from Eyewitness News and Aljazeera