2 burnt bodies found in South Africa as xenophobic violence death toll rises


Metro police have confirmed the discovery of two charred bodies in Alexandra.

Police believe they were probably burnt when shops in the area were set alight.

The bodies were discovered when people were scavenging for scrap metal.

“Yes, it is confirmed that two bodies (were found) in a shop, they were burnt out,” said JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar.

He added that the circumstances around the incident were unclear.

It’s believed they could have been killed when protesters went on the rampage against foreign nationals.

At least seven people have now been killed in violence across Gauteng.

– Additional reporting AFP

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