Police have confirmed that scores of people were injured, at least two of them seriously, when angry crowds of foreign nationals clashed with the police at a hospital in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, on Saturday.
Rubber bullets were fired to disperse protesting community members.
This comes after a Nigerian man suspected of dealing drugs died in police custody.
Police say the man swallowed the drugs to avoid arrest.
According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Athlenda Mathe, says, “Reports from the scene is that at least 500 people gathered near the Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park, early on Saturday afternoon. Paramedics were called to the scene and treated several people. The two people who sustained serious injuries were stabilised on scene and transported to a nearby hospital for further medical care.”
Paramedics treated scores of people in Kempton Park following riots in the area.Two people have been transported to a nearby hospital.— Netcare911 (@Netcare911_sa) January 23, 2016