Suspects caught on camera killing Mozambican man in SA
brutality of South Africans turning on their neighbours was brought
home yesterday morning as people stood by while a Mozambican man was
stalked, stabbed and killed as he lay in township filth, pleading for
His attackers had followed him down a street, keeping their prey at arm's length, waiting for an opening to land the fatal blow.
They circled him as, on his knees amid rubbish, he pleaded for mercy.
those moments, Emmanuel Sithole was no longer a man, a neighbour, a
human being. The intensity on his attackers' faces showed that he had
become a thing to kill - each thrust aimed with ferocity.
the macabre scene - where children had played and adults had strolled
moments before - some now held their hands to their mouths in horror.
Others stood seemingly detached, as if watching a movie.
The attack on Sithole lasted about two minutes.
Alexandra township, next door to Sandton, had just emerged from a night of violent unrest, as had townships around South Africa.
Soweto on Friday night, metro police rescued two South Africans
apprehended by locals as they tried to break into a Pakistani-owned
shop. They had already been doused with petrol when they were rescued.
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