Angry South Africa Military veterans yesterday shut down foreign owned shops around the workshop area in Durban.

The Umkonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) said they only wanted South Africans to occupy the lucrative and busy space.

The MKMVA called for the building of refugee camps for foreigners until all illegal foreigners are deported to their countries.

The veterans chanted slogans against foreigners, accusing them of criminal activities and stealing locals’ jobs.

Zibuse Cele, a representative of the MKMVA in KZN, said other countries have laws that made it a law that foreigners can not be employed ahead of locals for jobs that do not require scarce skills, such as truck drivers.