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S Africa mob burns Mozambican man

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A Mozambican man has been burned alive by a mob during disturbances near the South African capital Pretoria.

The 30-year-old was stoned then set alight in Atteridgeville township after being accused of an arson attack on a shack the day before, said police.

Three suspects were held for murder and robbery as 2,000 rand ($246 126) were stolen from the man, police said.

Atteridgeville was the scene of a spate of recent attacks on foreigners, in which 62 people died.

Tens of thousands of people were displaced in the violence - blamed on unemployment and scarce resources. It was the worst bloodshed since the end of apartheid in 1994.

There were reports on Saturday of other clashes at a transit camp near Pretoria housing some 2,000 people who have been driven from their homes. Many were reported to be Somalis.




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