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Two to Appear in Court For Rustenburg’s ‘Tribal Killings’


Two men captured regarding the fierce killing in Sondela informal settlement in Rustenburg, North West, are expected to show up in the local court on Thursday for a bail application.

The last appearance of the two suspects, who were accused of hijacking and murder, was hung on camera at the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court as they were a part of a line up in an identity march.

They were captured following a spate of killings in Sondela. A sum of 11 individuals has been executed between November 8 and November 26 in evident ethnic assaults.

According to locals, the conflict started in August when an isiXhosa speaking man allegedly stabbed a Sesotho speaking man in a fight over a woman.

The Sotho was hospitalised and a few days later, the Xhosa man who had stabbed him was confronted and beaten up by a group of Basotho men at a soccer match in Sondela.

Numerous incidents of brutal killings of people in the area have been reported since the police and community members have said.

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