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REIGER PARK, South Africa (AP) — Police were firing tear gas and making arrests to put down outbursts of anti-foreigner violence in and around Johannesburg.
Foreigners were being driven from shacks in squatter camps Monday. Many of the foreigners were Zimbabweans who had fled their own country's economic collapse.
Men bearing clubs and sticks were patrolling in groups along the road near one camp, apparently guarding against any foreigners trying to return to the camp.
'They let him bleed to death'
A man has bled to death after armed robbers shot him in the heart during a braai at his Pretoria house while his family were robbed and assaulted.
Man dies for hiring foreigners
An Actonville businessman has been killed after being accused of hiring foreign workers - his house was set alight by a mob who accused him of not hiring locals.
'I expect them to kill my son'
"They cut up my brother's legs and stabbed him to death. Then they set his hut alight and his little boy burnt to death," says a 45-year-old Mozambican.
Bodies in the bloody aftermath
The man's head had been smashed in with a rock. Blood pooled underneath him. No one seemed to know where he was from. Most didn't seem to care.
Originally posted by jpm1602
BBC 'Have your say' on NPR had a most compelling roundtable on subject last afternoon.
Africanis hate outsider africanis. Period.
Those that would come in and take subservient positions for low wages.
Take out the machetes and axe them like the whitey farmers that were truly successful in harvesting your fields.
You reap what you sow. Africans have not been successful at pulling their collective ranks together.
Tribalism at its best, not reserved to Africa either, the Mother of humanity.