Four (4) Ghanaians have been confirmed dead in the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
According to a statement signed and released by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hannah Tetteh, the South African Police confirmed the deaths and additionally stated the bodies of the four (4) were found foaming at the mouth upon breaking the salon which been locked.
The four included a man, two women and a baby.
Read the statement from below.
The Ghana High Commission in South Africa has reported the death of four Ghanaians, a man, two women and a baby in the town of Heibron in the Free State Province in South Africa.
The Embassy contacted the South African Police who have confirmed the deaths and additionally stated that they were found in a salon, which was locked, and upon breaking in they found the bodies of the four persons all of whom were foaming at the mouth.
The bodies of the deceased have since been removed for post mortem investigations to be conducted.
Our Mission informs us that no attacks on African immigrants have taken place in Heibron, or in the Free State Province.
The Embassy has sent an Officer to the location to investigate the matter further. The Ministry has also requested the National Security Council Secretariat to urgently despatch an officer to liaise with the South African Police in their preliminary investigations into the case.
We will continue to update the public on further developments as we obtain further confirmation of the facts in respect of this tragic incident.