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Inter-Ethnic Fighting Leaves Dozens Dead

December 09, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

At least 37 black South Africans have been killed in ethnic clashes at or near a platinum mine northwest of Johannesburg, police in Cape Town said. A police spokesman said fighting broke out over the weekend at a squatter camp called Freedom Park near the Wildebeestfontein mine in Rustenburg. The clashes, between members of the Sotho and Xhosa ethnic groups, spread to a hostel for migrant workers at the mine, owned by Impala Platinum Holdings.

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