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Face of Hate

A woman covered in soot gestures towards foreigners outside a hostel in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, as xenophobic violence breaks out in cities across the country. A speech last month by the Zulu king, Goodwill Zweelithini, during which he described immigrants as “lice”, has been blamed for vicious attacks on foreign nationals, who make up 10% of South Africa’s population. President Jacob Zuma has pledged to set up dedicated courts to try those arrested.
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