An additional squad of law enforcement officials has been deployed to the riot-stricken South African community in Diepsloot, as the number of illegal foreign national arrests continues to increase amid the community protests over the scathing crime rate and immigration laws.
More than 50 people have now been arrested after 27 more illegal migrants were arrested during an operation on Thursday night.
South African Police Service (SAPS) and Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers were seen arresting foreign national residents who are believed to be on South African soil illegally. They had failed to prove they are legal in the country.
Among the community concerns was the lack of police presence in the area. Residents demanded more units, and Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the area earlier this week to heed the call.
At least 16 new patrol vehicles were delivered to Diepsloot police station to quell fears and anguish that settled like a cloud over the community in the wake of numerous unsolved murders.
Police continue to investigate the latest mob violence attack in which Elvis Nyathi, 43 year old father was killed in a mob attack by a group of criminals who went from house to house searching for illegal migrants.
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