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Ethiopia Takes Steps to Protect Citizens in South Africa

Monday September 3, 2018

The Ethiopian government collaborates with the South African authorities to support its citizens in that country after learning of the death of one of them due to an outbreak of violence, it was known today.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an Ethiopian was killed while another national was injured after suffering an attack involving xenophobic sects.

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All support is being provided through the diplomatic mission present in Pretoria that took note of the several challenges, including life and employment security, reported the Ministry

At least two people were killed in the main commercial city of South Africa, Johannesburg, while they ransacked shops owned by foreigners in Soweto suburbs, according to the information disclosed in this regard.

Michael Sun, a member of the Mayoral Committee for Public Security in Johannesburg, said that 15 suspects were arrested on charges of murder and illegal possession of firearms.

It is estimated that thousands of Ethiopians live in South Africa, both informally and legally, linked to several small and large-scale commercial activities.

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