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South African shadows

The nation is on the precipice

By Justice Malala   April 2013

Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend: “Violence and brutality is in the news every day in South Africa.”

Last month, nine South African policemen catapulted our country yet again into the international headlines by dragging taxi driver Mido Macia down the street from behind their van. He was later found dead in his cell. But now I am reading of another horror, that did not make the international headlines. It was not captured on someone’s mobile phone.

Two men died after they were set alight by a mob…

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