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Fear and looting in Soweto: inside the latest xenophobic ...


Fear and looting in Soweto: inside the latest xenophobic nightmare

Foreigners flee as mobs go on the rampage, gutting their shops and sowing chaos and shame among locals


Hooligans were on the rampage, looting foreign-owned shops and causing chaos.

As the terrifying scenes played out around her, an unemployed single mother of three had to beg a mob not to smash her home on Wednesday night in White City, Soweto.

The mother, who requested anonymity, told Times Select on Thursday her children were still traumatised by what happened. She had been letting out space in her yard to a group of shopkeepers from Somalia, charging them R3,500 a month...

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