Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Mei 22, 2008

Death Toll In S African Xenophobic Violence Reaches 13

S Africa race violence spreads

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008

21:38 MECCA TIME, 18:38 GMT (aljazeera) Forty-two people have died in attacks on immigrants in South Africa since gangs of local residents started a campaign of anti-foreigner violence on May 11, police say.
About 16,000 people have also been forced to flee their homes to escape the attacks, Govindsamy Mariemuthoo, Johannesburg police spokesman, said on Wednesday.The figures were announced as Thabo Mbeki, the South African president, called in troops to stem the violence.
A statement from his office said that he approved a request from the police for the involvement of the army to stop attacks on foreign nationals in and around Johannesburg.Violence against foreigners, which began in Johannesburg, the South African capital, has reportedly spread to the east coast city of Durban.
Phindile Radebe, provincial police spokeswoman, said on Wednesday that a crowd of almost 200 people carrying bottles and wooden clubs had gathered on a street in Durban’s impoverished suburb of Umbilo and began carrying out attacks. …more
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