|The case is politically sensitive for Jacob Zuma, the South African president, who has called elections for 7 May. (Photo Credit: Reuters)|
The South African Government has arrested about 3,900 people, including 1,650 migrants following the deadly xenophobic attacks.
Also 2,260 South Africans have also been arrested on variety of charges since the operation began.
A statement on Sunday, May 17, 2015 confirming the crack down said, “We are satisfied that we have stabilised the situation and further loss of life has been prevented.
“Security agencies continue to work around the clock to protect both foreign nationals and South African citizens against any attacks.
““We will, in the next weeks and months, accelerate our efforts to take back public buildings that have been hijacked, either by foreign nationals or by South Africans; rid our townships and villages of drugs… that are destroying the lives of many young people,” the government statement said.
The police operation was strongly criticised during a rally on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in a migrant neighbourhood in Johannesburg.