The Citizen, 15 January 2008
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Fourteen Soshanguve residents were arrested for allegedly taking part in mob justice which left two foreigners dead north of Pretoria on Sunday, police said. The incident started when residents of Soshanguve South apprehended two men who had allegedly broke into a church and stolen furniture and cutlery. Captain Solly Marindi said the men were tortured until they told the mob where they had sold the goods. One of the men, believed to be illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe or Mozambique, died at the scene. The other died later in hospital. Capt Marindi said the suspects would appear in court today. The incident happened a few days after shacks and a shop belonging to illegal immigrants were burned in a violent clash. Locals accuse the aliens of terrorising the community after the death of a local man believed to have been killed by foreigners during a robbery.