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10 Facts about the Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa that You Didn’t Know About

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#1:. Between 2000 and March 2008 at least 67 people died in what were identified as xenophobic attacks.

#2:. In May 2008 a series of riots left 62 people dead; although 21 of those killed were South African citizens.

#3:. At least five people have been killed and hundreds forced to flee their homes in one of South Africa’s worst outbreaks of xenophobic violence in 2015.

#4:. The dead included a 14-year-old boy who was allegedly shot during looting and he died at a hospital.

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