Gqeberha still on knife edge

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Police get ready to intervene as Somali businesspeople and taxi operators clash. Photo: Max Matavire
Police get ready to intervene as Somali businesspeople and taxi operators clash. Photo: Max Matavire

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Relations between black South Africans and Somali nationals are on a knife edge in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, where any minor incident could reignite the fire already simmering underneath.

City Press interviewed residents where there is still resentment after violence erupted in Durban Road, Korsten, this week. Eight minibus taxis, a car and four shops were reduced to ashes following a road rage incident between a taxi operator and a Somali businessperson.

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