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Another night of terror in Gauteng

Mail & Guardian Reporters, Sapa-AFP

Thousands of refugees in and around Johannesburg faced another night filled with anxiety on Tuesday evening as xenophobic tensions and violence continued to spread through the province. The violence has so far claimed 24 lives and left up to 10 000 people seeking refuge in shelters across Gauteng.

Gauteng reels under xenophobic attacks

Mail & Guardian Online reporters and Sapa, Sapa-AFP

As the sun set on another bloody day of xenophobic violence in Gauteng on Monday, at least 22 people were reported dead, many more injured and 217 arrested for fierce attacks on both foreigners and local residents living in the greater Johannesburg area. Aid organisations were assisting thousands of refugees at civic centres and police stations.

'These people get killed for nothing'

Imke Van Hoorn

The headlines of the papers at the newsstand at the Bree Street taxi rank on Monday reflect the deadly xenophobic violence that spread around Johannesburg on the weekend. "Violence flares up," the Sowetan says. "Flames of hate" is the headline of both the Star and the Times.

Mob violence turns Jo'burg CBD into war zone

Nicole Johnston, Percy Zvomuya

"Downtown Johannesburg is a wasteland this Sunday. Marshall Street is criss-crossed with makeshift barricades of rusty barbed wire, tyres and chunks of concrete. In Main Street, shops have been literally disembowelled, their heavy-duty Jozi iron shutters wrenched off and their interiors cleaned out." Mail & Guardian reporters Nicole Johnston and Percy Zvomuya venture into the Johannesburg CBD.

Xenophobic violence grips Johannesburg

Nicole Johnston, Riaan Wolmarans

Hundreds of frightened foreigners fled to the sanctity of the Jeppe police station in central Johannesburg on Sunday morning following a night of deadly xenophobic violence that claimed at least five lives and left about 50 people injured. The atmosphere at the police station was tense, with helicopters circling overhead.

A family's life: Only shattered glass and paper remain

Imke Van Hoorn

Extreme xenophobic violence has left thousands of people in Johannesburg homeless, their houses demolished and burned. The Mail & Guardian speaks to a Congolese father who returns to his family home, which was plundered by an angry mob just more than a week ago.

Mob violence sweeps Gauteng

Staff Reporter, Sapa-AFP

Another foreigner has been killed in South Africa as a wave of xenophobic violence spreads across Johannesburg, bringing the weekend death toll to 13, police said on Monday. The violence against foreigners, who are accused by many South Africans of depriving locals of jobs and committing crime, has spread across townships since the beginning of last week.

Law catches up with most wanted criminal

Staff Reporter

One of South Africa's most wanted criminals was caught on Monday after Gauteng police received information from the public about his whereabouts. Police spokesperson Inspector Richard Munyai said Mkhonto Mandla Cele (27) was one of the most wanted and dangerous criminals in Jeppestown and KwaZulu-Natal.