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JOHANNESBURG | South African police kill man after fatal mosque attack

JOHANNESBURG—A man fatally stabbed two people on Thursday and wounded several others at a mosque near Cape Town before police shot and killed the attacker, authorities said. The assailant, believed to be in his thirties, charged police who had tried to persuade him to surrender after the attack in Malmesbury in Western Cape province, police … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South African police kill man after fatal mosque attack

JOHANNESBURG | South African gets life in prison for ax murders of family

JOHANNESBURG — A 23-year-old South African man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the 2015 ax murders of his parents and brother in an affluent housing estate. Henri van Breda appeared impassive as a judge sentenced him to three life sentences for the grisly killings of parents Martin and Teresa and brother … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South African gets life in prison for ax murders of family

JOHANNESBURG  | South African man who survived impaling to run ultramarathon

JOHANNESBURG  — A South African man who was impaled on a crowbar in a 2015 mining accident has qualified to run in the Comrades ultramarathon on Sunday. Daniel de Wet lost a kidney and suffered other internal injuries when the 1.8-meter (5.9-foot) metal rod entered his groin area and exited his back just below a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG  | South African man who survived impaling to run ultramarathon

JOHANNESBURG | South African photographer of iconic protest image dies

JOHANNESBURG — Tributes are being paid following the death of Sam Nzima, the South African photographer who took the iconic image of a black high school student carrying a fatally wounded fellow pupil away from the gunfire of apartheid police in 1976. Nzima, 83, died Saturday night in a hospital in the northwestern city of … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South African photographer of iconic protest image dies

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa probes extremism element in mosque attack

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s elite police unit says it is investigating an “element of extremism” in the deadly mosque attack in which three people’s throats were slit after midday prayers. Hawks spokesman Simphiwe Mhlongo told The Associated Press that “you can see elements of hatred to a certain religion” in Thursday’s attack in the mosque’s … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa probes extremism element in mosque attack

JOHANNESBURG | 1 killed, 2 badly wounded in South Africa mosque attack

JOHANNESBURG— Attackers entered a South African mosque after midday prayers, stabbed three people and set the place on fire before fleeing, local police said Thursday, as people expressed shock at the kind of attack rarely seen in this country. One victim later died, police said. “The motive of the attack on the three men is … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | 1 killed, 2 badly wounded in South Africa mosque attack

JOHANNESBURG | Miners in South Africa settle with firms over lung diseases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for gold miners in South Africa who got lung diseases while working underground over many decades have reached a compensation agreement in their class action lawsuit against mining companies. The Legal Resources Centre, a South African group, said Thursday that the deal provides for “meaningful” compensation from the companies, which have … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Miners in South Africa settle with firms over lung diseases

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa’s leader cuts short UK visit after protests

JOHANNESBURG | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) South Africa’s president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. President Cyril Ramaphosa left the Commonwealth summit in London to respond to the turmoil in the North West capital of Mahikeng, where residents have brought life to … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa’s leader cuts short UK visit after protests