Barely an hour after South Africa's ruling ANC announced they would back an opposition-led no confidence vote in parliament, the country's embattled president told the nation that he did not understand why there was such a rush to get rid of him.
Clashes broke out as foreign workers and anti-migrant protesters came face-to-face in the South African capital Pretoria as tensions between unemployed locals and non-national shopkeepers boiled over.
The government called for calm as homes were burned and shops were looted in a wave of xenophobic violence.
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