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Police watch as foreigner burns

Xenophobia rules Soweto

The Mozambican man cowered, trying to protect his head, as the blows pounded his body on Tuesday.

The suspected thief, known only as Johannes, begged the growing crowd of angry residents of Snake Park, Soweto, to stop assaulting him.

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ANC to march on Eskom

The ANC in Johannesburg will lead a march of Soweto residents to Eskom offices in Diepkloof on Thursday. The march follows last Friday’s power cuts in Soweto which lasted for more than ten hours.

Meanwhile, many of Soweto’s resident feel … Read the rest

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Sowetans riot after power cuts

Residents of Orlando West, Soweto, who included pensioners, burnt tyres and protested against Eskom power cuts on Wednesday.

Johannesburg metro police spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the Klipspruit Valley and Khumalo Roads were affected.

”The protesters started at around … Read the rest

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Newborn baby eaten by dogs

A passerby found a black newborn baby being dragged by two dogs in Zondi, Soweto, on Sunday, Gauteng police said.

The passerby notified the police who found that the baby’s head had already been eaten by the dogs, Warrant Officer … Read the rest

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Wife hacked to death

A black man from Soweto allegedly stuffed a cloth in his wife’s mouth so that she would not make any sound as he hacked her to death with an axe last week.

Andrew Letsholo allegedly struck his wife Palesa three … Read the rest


Soweto woman held over stolen car

Toyota-Yaris_2007_800x600_wallpaper_02A woman was arrested in Zola, Soweto, on Thursday morning after police received a tip-off that a stolen car was parked in her yard, Gauteng police said.

The car, a blue Toyota Yaris, was reported stolen in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, earlier … Read the rest