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Shops set ablaze, looted as xenophobic attacks spread in South Africa

South African police fired rubber bullets Friday to disperse crowds setting immigrant businesses ablaze as attacks against foreigners spread to Johannesburg. Chanting and singing, machete-armed residents burned down shops owned by foreigners, including a Nigerian dealership in the nation’s largest city. Immigrants carrying bricks accused police of not doing enough …

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KZN ‘calm but tense’ after xenophobic attacks

KwaZulu-Natal police say they will not scale down their deployment of hundreds of officers, despite a decrease in the number of xenophobic attacks on Friday. Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker described the mood as “calm but tense”. “Our reports from officers across the city overnight indicates that there were no …

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Xenophobic attacks: Mugabe under fire

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who also chairs the Southern African Development Community and the African union, has come under fire over his silence, as xenophobic attacks targeting foreign nationals spread from Durban to Johannesburg. According to News Day, anxiety and anger gripped Zimbabwe, with opposition politicians and social commentators criticising …

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SA united against xenophobia in Durban

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Blacks, whites, coloureds, Indians, and foreigners gathered in Durban on Thursday morning in solidarity against deadly xenophobic violence that broke out in KwaZulu-Natal and has since spread to Johannesburg. Gospel and struggle songs reverberated around the Curries Fountain stadium ahead of a planned “peace march” through the city centre. Thousands …

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Rioters in Durban fire at Press and Police

Police and reporters came under fire after stumbling upon hundreds of people who were looting a general dealer in the Mzansi area of Ntuzuma on Monday night. The News24 team, while covering the desperate escape of a Somali national with the contents of his store, noticed flashing blue lights in …

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Jean Deysel banned for 7 weeks

Sharks flank Jean Deysel has been suspended for seven weeks after pleading guilty to foul play. He kneed Crusaders loose forward Matt Todd in the back of the head during his side’s 52-10 loss to the Crusaders in Durban last Saturday. SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson accepted the guilty …

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Windows stolen from Durban church

Five stained glass windows from a Durban church built in 1868 have been stolen by scrap metal thieves, the Mercury newspaper reported on Tuesday. According to the newspaper, the thieves removed the windows of Durban’s historical St Thomas Anglican Church in Musgrave on Sunday night. “They [the thieves] obviously want …

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Man dies in KZN crash

A man was killed and another was injured in a truck crash on the N11 outside Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said on Friday. Paramedics found a vehicle with a trailer blocking one section of the road, said ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring. A truck that was burning lay on the side of …

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KZN cop caught with alleged stolen car

An off-duty KwaZulu-Natal policeman allegedly found in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle has been arrested, police said on Sunday. A vehicle tracking company traced the car in Jacobs and followed it to Verulam outside Durban on Friday, said Colonel Jay Naicker. “They pulled the vehicle over and confronted the …

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