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SOUTH AFRICA: 1 Killed, 5 Injured in Fresh Xenophobic Protests (Watch Video)


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At least one fatality has been recorded and five people receiving treatment at the hospital after a xenophobic march in South Africa turned violent on Sunday, local media reported.

The violence broke out on Sunday afternoon when hostel residents across the commercial hub of Johannesburg took to the streets to demand immediate deportation of foreigners,.

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The private broadcaster cited the police as confirming one person had been killed and five hospitalised. The deceased was reportedly stabbed to death.

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It was not immediately clear whether the deceased was a South African or a foreigner. The identities of those injured had also not been fully learnt as of Sunday evening.

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The police said they intervened early enough to prevent South African xenophobic marchers and foreigners from clashing at the heart of Johannesburg.

Images seen on social media Sunday evening appeared to show fresh destruction of properties and businesses of foreigners from other African countries in the central business area of Johannesburg.

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The protest could spark another week of diplomatic hostilities between Nigeria and South Africa. A similar protest and destruction of properties last weekend sparked reprisal attacks in some African countries.

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