This is an excerpt from an email that I received from a friend of mine that is in South Africa.
"We are writing to ask you to pray for our city - Johannesburg. Last week 60 people were attacked and houses were burnt in Alexandra Township 2 were brutally murdered. The attacks were directed at African Foreigners living in South Africa (mainly those from Mozambique & Zimbabwe) Yesterday the violence erupted again all over the East Rand (east side of Johannesburg). 50 were injured and 5 killed (2 burned to death and 3 beaten to death) in an area called Cleveland. There were riots, beatings and the burning of homes in an area where many of our church members live - Thokoza. Also, please pray for an area called Tembisa where we have a great church but prejudicial violence has erupted in that area as well.
We ask you to pray for the safety of God's people as many of our church members are foreigners from other African countries.
Here are some local news articles about what is happening.
Please take a moment and go before God in prayer for these people around the world! Prayer makes a difference