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South Africa: PE police search for Somali national's killers

Saturday, June 01, 2013

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Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape have launched a manhunt for suspects involved in the killing of a Somali national in Booysens Park on Thursday.

He was hacked to death while trying to protect his shop from looters. The area has seen three days of protests marred by looting and arson.

On Friday, police searched residents on the streets and randomly conducted house raids. They confiscated drugs, petrol bombs and knives. Residents say police need to focus on what started the tension. They've complained about gang violence in the area.

Meanwhile, learners returning from school say they were happy that there's relative calm now. They are, however, worried as they've lost three days of schooling in the middle of exams.

Meanwhile, the Somali man who shot and killed two people in Diepsloot on Sunday has been described as being trigger happy.  SABC News has learnt that he was involved in another shooting in November last year. No-one was arrested and the case was subsequently closed.

Source: SABC

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