Africa

New violence erupts on outskirts of South African capital

  • In this Monday, June 20, 2016 photo, a Palestinian girl walks barefoot in el-Zohor slum, on the outskirts of Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. The expansion of the el-Zohor slum, where barefoot children play in the rusty skeletons of discarded vehicles surrounded by mountains of garbage, is a sign of the times in Gaza, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 1.8 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory worsened since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

    In this Monday, June 20, 2016 photo, a Palestinian girl walks barefoot in el-Zohor slum, on the outskirts of Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. The expansion of the el-Zohor slum, where barefoot children play in the rusty skeletons of discarded vehicles surrounded by mountains of garbage, is a sign of the times in Gaza, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 1.8 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory worsened since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman a walks across a street littered with boulder and debris, after riots, in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Some residents in several poor areas of South Africa's capital, Pretoria, blocked roads, looted shops and burned vehicles Tuesday in riots attributed to discontent over the selection of the ruling party's mayoral candidate. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    A woman a walks across a street littered with boulder and debris, after riots, in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Some residents in several poor areas of South Africa's capital, Pretoria, blocked roads, looted shops and burned vehicles Tuesday in riots attributed to discontent over the selection of the ruling party's mayoral candidate. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)  (The Associated Press)

  • A mini bus drives pass a burnt out bus, after riots, in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Some residents in several poor areas of South Africa's capital, Pretoria, blocked roads, looted shops and burned vehicles Tuesday in riots attributed to discontent over the selection of the ruling party's mayoral candidate. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    A mini bus drives pass a burnt out bus, after riots, in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Some residents in several poor areas of South Africa's capital, Pretoria, blocked roads, looted shops and burned vehicles Tuesday in riots attributed to discontent over the selection of the ruling party's mayoral candidate. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)  (The Associated Press)

Riots that erupted in South Africa's capital continue in some areas, and at least one shop owned by immigrants has been attacked in a fresh wave of violence.

South African media reported Wednesday that residents of Pretoria's Mabopane area looted and ransacked shops. Reports say police fired rubber bullets to disperse a crowd and made some arrests.

The African News Agency, a South African media outlet, says a mob targeted a shop owned by Pakistani nationals.

The violence started in the Pretoria area Monday after the selection of the ruling party's mayoral candidate ahead of local elections on Aug. 3. Some residents say they were not adequately consulted about the selection.

The rioting has raised concerns about security ahead of municipal elections nationwide in August.