Chris Rock said Monday he doesn't consider a wave of attacks on foreigners in South Africa as black-on-black violence but a problem of poverty.

"It's broke-on-broke violence. It's broke people robbing each other," the 43-year-old actor-comedian said at a news conference Monday in Johannesburg. "That's the sad thing."

More than 60 people have been killed and nearly 100,000 foreigners forced from their homes in a wave of attacks by South Africans who accuse them of taking jobs and blame them for crime.