JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Seven teen-agers apparently murdered in black-against-black violence were found buried today in a shallow grave, police said.
The five boys and two girls, who were between the ages of 15 and 17, had been stabbed and shot, police Capt. Bob Sanker told reporters in Durban.
"We think the children were murdered because they defied a boycott at two schools in (the black township of) Kwamashu," he said.
Township residents, however, said they believed the victims were members of the United Democratic Front, the nation's largest legal opposition movement. They said the front called for a boycott at the township's two segregated high schools to protest the cost of books.