Twelve people dead and 639 arrested — that was the tally on Monday night following more than a week of xenophobic violence in SA.

Parts of Gauteng were brought to a standstill as angry mobs looted shops and torched cars and buildings. This was despite appeals for calm by former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi — he was shrugged off by hostel dwellers, who sang songs calling for foreigners to go back where they came from...

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