[durban] - KZN taxi industry slams attacks on foreigners

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Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said one person was killed in violence in uMlazi’s Y section. He said a South African male was killed and the community attacked foreign nationals in the area believing they were behind the murder.

He said police were investigating and monitoring the situation. “We encourage people not to resort to violence based on suspicions,” he said.

Zwane and eThekwini deputy mayor Fawzia Peer have denied the recent attacks and violence were caused by xenophobia, with both saying these were cases of criminality.

Last week, informal residents in Burnwood, Sydenham, kicked out hundreds of Malawian nationals after it was alleged one of them stole goods from a South African in the settlement....

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