GALLERY: Military raid Jeppestown hostel

2015-04-22 10:11

South African soldiers deployed overnight to tackle gangs hunting down and killing foreigners after at least seven people died in a wave of anti-immigrant violence. 

  • Bags of marijuana are confiscated by the police during a joint raid by the South African police and the South African army in a hostel in Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • Policemen proceed with a search for drugs and weapons during a South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Policemen proceed with a search for drugs and weapons during a South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers wait in a hallway during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers hold their hands up against a wall during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • A Zulu hostel dweller is led by a police officer during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers lay face down on the floor during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers lay face down on the floor during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers lay face down on the floor during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers lay face down on the floor during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers lay face down on the floor during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers stand on the staircase during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • A column of South African Army soldiers leave Jeppestown at the end of a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • A column of South African Army Mambas (APC) drives to a parking lot at the Johannesburg Stadium at the end of a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • A column of South African Army Mambas (APC) drives through the Maboneng district at the end of a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • A column of South African Army Mambas (APC) drives through the Maboneng district at the end of a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • Zulu hostel dwellers stand on the staircase during a joint South African Police and South African army raid in Johannesburg. (Marco Longari, AFP)
  • South African Police officers and troops of the South African Defence Force SADF raid the Jeppie hostels, in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • South African Police officers and troops of the South African Defence Force SADF raid the Jeppie hostels, in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • South African Police officers and troops of the South African Defence Force SADF raid the Jeppie hostels, in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • South African Police officers and troops of the South African Defence Force SADF raid the Jeppie hostels, in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • South African Police officers and troops of the South African Defence Force SADF raid the Jeppie hostels, in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • South African Police officers and troops of the South African Defence Force SADF raid the Jeppie hostels, in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • South African Police officers and troops of the South African Defence Force SADF raid the Jeppie hostels, in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
  • People lie on the floor as South African Police officers and troops of the South African Defence Force SADF raid the Jeppie hostels, in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)
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