South African Violence in Pictures

A local man throws rocks at South African police in the Reiger Park informal settlement outside Johannesburg Monday May 19, 2008. Mobs rampaged through poor suburbs of Johannesburg in a frenzy of anti-foreigner violence over the weekend, killing at least 12 people, injuring dozens and forcing hundreds to seek refuge at police stations. The attacks capped a week of mounting violence that started in the sprawling township of Alexandra. Angry residents there accused foreigners, many of them Zimbabweans who fled their own country’s economic collapse, of taking scarce jobs and housing. . (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Police arrest a man suspected of inciting violence in a raid on a squatter settlement east of Johannesburg Monday, May 19, 2008 in an attempt to quell anti-foreigner violence which has erupted in and around the city. The foreigners, many of them Zimbabweans who had fled economic collapse and political violence in their homeland, are being driven out of squatter settlements. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

South Africans cheer as they turn over a container belonging to a foreigner as they riot in the Reiger Park informal settlement outside Johannesburg Monday May 19, 2008. Mobs rampaged through poor suburbs of Johannesburg in a frenzy of anti-foreigner violence over the weekend, killing at least 12 people, injuring dozens and forcing hundreds to seek refuge at police stations. The attacks capped a week of mounting violence that started in the sprawling township of Alexandra. Angry residents there accused foreigners, many of them Zimbabweans who fled their own country’s economic collapse, of taking scarce jobs and housing. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

An unidentified man from Malawi lays wounded waiting for medical assistance after being beat up by South Africans in the Reiger Park informal settlement outside Johannesburg Monday May 19, 2008. Mobs rampaged through poor suburbs of Johannesburg in a frenzy of anti-foreigner violence over the weekend, killing at least 12 people, injuring dozens and forcing hundreds to seek refuge at police stations. The attacks capped a week of mounting violence that started in the sprawling township of Alexandra. Angry residents there accused foreigners, many of them Zimbabweans who fled their own country’s economic collapse, of taking scarce jobs and housing. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Police arrest a man suspected of inciting violence during a raid on a squatter settlement east of Johannesburg Monday, May 19, 2008 in an attempt to quell anti-foreigner violence which has erupted in and around the city. The foreigners, many of them Zimbabweans who had fled economic collapse and political violence in their homeland, are being driven out of squatter settlements. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell

18 May 2008

At least two people were burned and three others beaten to death by mobs armed with guns and machetes.

South African policemen fire rubber bullets in Johannesburg on 18 May 2008

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to prevent armed thugs from attacking foreigners and looting their property.

A crowd runs in Johannesburg on 18 May 2008

Angry rioters accuse foreigners – many of them from neighbouring Zimbabwe – of taking scarce jobs and housing and fuelling the crime.

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