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300 held over South Africa anti-immigrant violence.

JOHANNESBURG (TAP) - More than 300 people have been arrested in South Africa in connection with a wave of violence against immigrants from other parts of Africa . Presidnet Jacob Zuma spoke out against the intensifying mob violence against foreigners that has claimed at least six lives and forced more than 5,000 expatriates to flee their homes. There could be "no justification" for the wave of terror spreading across the country, he said in a speech at one of the makeshift camps housing those displaced by the crisis. "These attacks go against everything we believe in," he added. Armed groups have targeted shops run by African immigrants, accusing them of taking jobs from locals.

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Publication:Agency Tunis Afrique Press
Geographic Code:6SOUT
Date:Apr 19, 2015
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