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World IN BRIEF : SOUTH AFRICA : Soldier Shot, Killed in Black Township

May 16, 1994|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A soldier was shot and killed in the black township of Thokoza, where 12 people died in a sudden resurgence of political violence two days earlier. Another five people were killed in the volatile KwaZulu-Natal province, the Zulu heartland where 10,000 people died in a decade of factional fighting. The soldier's killing appeared to be politically motivated, further raising fears that violence will rise again after a lull during elections and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the country's first black president.

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