President Jacob Zuma has appealed to South Africans not to blame foreign nationals for criminal activities, as a group calling themselves “concerned residents” in Tshwane marched against immigrants. The march on Friday turned violent, with police having to fire tear gas and rubber bullets in the CBD. Later, a group of Somalis tried to attack a South African but Muhamed Abdulah‚ chairman of the Somali community in SA‚ stepped in and stopped the crowd from attacking him. “Today is very tense. It is chaos for our people. We can see the situation is not good‚ ” he said. Marchers left a trail of destruction on their 15km march to the CBD, tearing down the makeshift shelters of pilgrims camping outside the Tshwane Events Centre along WF Nkomo Street, where a weekend-long church service is held. A sea of about 1‚000 people coming from the western direction and heading east towards the city centre also overturned trailers acting as mobile kitchens used by businesspeople to sell to food to p...

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