South Africa to deploy army over anti-immigrant attacks

Alex resident stabs Mozambican man PIC. JAMES OATWAY/Times
Alex resident stabs Mozambican man PIC. JAMES OATWAY/Times

South African soldiers will be deployed to quell anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people in several weeks of unrest, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said Tuesday.

Police have struggled to contain mobs who have attacked foreigners from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and other African countries in both the economic capital Johannesburg and in the port city of Durban.

The government had vowed to crack down strongly on the unrest, but the decision to put soldiers on the streets came after two nights of relative quiet in both cities.

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