Streets in Johannesburg were yesterday brought to a complete shutdown after scenes of violence erupted.
A wild crowd interrupted the speech of former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi who was calling for calm.
Buthelezi has called for a stop violent attacks, warning that violence against foreigners in South Africa will economically disadvantage that country.
Fresh attacks have also been reported in Cape Town.
Looters are claiming they have legitimate grievances with “foreigners taking employment from them.”
The Zambian High Commission in South Africa has equally confirmed the development.
Meanwhile, Diamond TV has received reports that some Zambian truck drivers have been laid off by their employers in South Africa.
Zambia Union of Tanker Drivers and Allied Workers General Secretary Humphrey Kapesha has confirmed that some of the union members have been affected.