South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned xenophobic attacks, saying his government is working of ending the violence.

Over 100 South Africans have been arrested so far following the attacks targeted at mostly Nigerians yesterday.

“I condemn the violence that has been spreading around a number of our provinces in the strongest terms. I’m convening the ministers in the security cluster today to make sure that we keep a close eye on these acts of wanton violence and find ways of stopping them,” the President tweeted.

The attacks have since received widespread condemnation, with people from across Africa reminding the perpetrators of the violence that Africans from other countries contributed to liberation of other countries and the end of Apartheid, hence the need for people of the continent to respect and help each other.