South Africa: at least three killed in Soweto violence

Three people have been killed in South Africa during violence on Wednesday targeting foreign-owned businesses in Soweto, South African police…

Three people have been killed in South Africa during violence on Wednesday targeting foreign-owned businesses in Soweto, South African police say.

Protests broke out after shopkeepers were accused of selling out-of-date and counterfeit produce, local reports say. It is thought the violence escalated after a Somali shopkeeper shot dead a teenager who allegedly tried to rob his store.Foreign-owned shops were looted, including this one run by an Ethiopian. Some shopkeepers are reported to have fled the area carrying the goods they managed to salvage.

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