Phoenix unrest: Survivors speak of violence and pain, leaders call for peace and justice for victims

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Sonwabo Tshezi, 31, says he was attacked while passing the Ottawa main intersection on Monday, 12 July 2021.
Sonwabo Tshezi, 31, says he was attacked while passing the Ottawa main intersection on Monday, 12 July 2021.
Kaveel Singh, News24

Victims and community leaders in the Zwelisha informal settlement have spoken out about the violence they experienced in Phoenix, Durban, during the unrest that has left at least 20 dead.

Interventions from the police ministry and various arms of government, including the army and police, had to be brought in after black people were racially profiled at some community roadblocks.

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