Ethiopian Foreign Ministry says working to release Ethiopian citizens detained in South Africa.
About 600 Ethiopians were arrested in Johannesburg, in South Africa, after a clash between law enforcement bodies and foreigners engaged in small business activities in a place called “ Busines Center”
Speaking in a press conference today, Spokesperson of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Announced that Embassy of Ethiopia in South Africa contact and talk the local authorities in South Africa to seek release of Ethiopian citizen detained in Johannesburg including those who have residence & business permits. Joint efforts are ongoing between Embassy staff in Pretoria & Ethiopian community to secure the release, Nebyat said.
DW Amharic service reported on Thursday that eyewitnesses in the city said that properties of Ethiopian businesses have been looted and women of Ethiopian descent have been beaten after South African police launched what it called campaign on “illegal business” and counterfeit products.