3 Ethiopians injured, xenophobic attack in Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – About 100 people started to riot last night in Pietermaritz street in Pietermaritzburg, the large crowd was angry according to medics on the scene.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – About 100 people started to riot last night in Pietermaritz street in Pietermaritzburg, the large crowd was angry according to medics on the scene. Three Ethiopian males had their stab wounds treated on their backs and necks, they wanted to go back into the mob to fight for their rights.

The paramedics spoke to the men and the men agreed to be taken to hospital. This was an apparent xenophobic attack. According to the Ethiopian men their car got vandalised for no reason, that sparked bigger crowds of people to get involved and that is when things got ugly.

Police and K9 dog unites were on the scene to disperse the angry crowd.