42 dead in xenophobic violence

Johannesburg - Forty-two people have been killed and over 16 000 displaced in the recent xenophobic attacks in Gauteng, police said on Wednesday.

Provincial spokesperson Govindsamy Mariemuthoo said 400 arrests had been made.

The violence, which started in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, has spread across Gauteng.

By Wednesday, it had spread to KwaZulu-Natal and townships in Mpumalanga.

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