755 displaced foreigners being housed for safety in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Xinhua) – A total of 755 displaced foreign nationals in recent clashes between locals and migrants in South Africa are being sheltered at police stations in Gauteng Province, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday.

The foreigners were currently housed at DH Williams and Tsholo Community Centre in the town of Katlehong, 35km east of Johannesburg, Mapisa-Nqakula said at a press briefing, adding that 228 of the refugees were children.