The march follows attacks on foreign nationals in Pretoria West and other townships in the capital. For several weeks pamphlets have been circulated these Mamelodi residents pointing out social ills and high unemployment rates that they attribute to illegal immigrants.
Makgoka Leganyane, spokesman for the Mamelodi Concerned Residents organisation, said they were protesting against drugs and prostitution. Earlier this week shops owned mainly Somali and Pakistani nationals were looted in Atteridgeville, while houses and shops belonging to Nigerian nationals were set alight.
Meanwhile, The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) has condemned the planned march and called upon authorities to remain vigilant, in order to prevent a repeat of xenophobic violence.
The institute further said the government should take the necessary steps to protect foreign nationals.