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South African Attacks on Foreign Shops Continue; 12 Dead

Monday, 09 September 2019 09:38 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say that two more people have been killed in Johannesburg, bringing to 12 the number of deaths since violence against foreign-owned shops erupted last month.

Bands of South Africans have been attacking foreign-owned shops and stalls, looting and burning the small businesses and attacking some of the shopkeepers.

Police spokesman Kay Makhubela confirmed that two people were killed in the violence Sunday night and said that at least 640 people have been arrested since the violence broke out last month.

The nationalities of those killed have not been announced but Nigerians, Ethiopians, Congolese and Zimbabweans have been attacked, according to local media.

The attacks appear to be spreading throughout Gauteng, the country's most populous province encompassing the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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