Watch – Troops raid Jeppestown hostel

2015-04-22 14:25

Men lining the hallways of the Jeppestown men’s hostel with little clothing on and their hands held up are just some of the scenes Eyewitness News captured last night when police and the army conducted a raid of the premises.

The raid is part of the action plan Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula spoke of earlier in the day: that the army would be sent to assist police in areas where xenophobic violence had flared up.

Jeppestown and Alexandra in Johannesburg have been hot spots for xenophobic attacks in the past week.

Eleven men were arrested for possession of dagga and stolen goods. The men will appear in the Jeppe Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, News24 reported.

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