HRC TO INVESTIGATE 'XENOPHOBIC' ATTACK

SABC News, 25 March 2008

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The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says it will embark on a fact-finding mission in Atteridgeville west of Pretoria where two foreign nationals were killed in an apparent xenophobic attack. HRC Spokesperson Vincent Moaga says the commission will visit the Brazzaville informal settlement tomorrow morning. Two Zimbabwean nationals were killed when a mob burnt their shacks in two separate incidents last night. Police say a large crowd allegedly went to a man's shack, started beating him up and set his shack alight while he was unconscious inside. A few meters away, another person was found burnt beyond recognition in his shack. Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident.