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Xenophobia: The man whose death shocked the world

Nothing portrayed the beastie, or barbaric nature of man to fellow men than the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the world was shocked by stories of poverty stricken South Africans who blamed foreigners in their country for their woes, and took their anger out on them by attacking, and looting their shops.

They also inflicted bodily injuries on a lot of foreigners.

But if there was one single act that shocked the world more than anything, it was the cold blooded public murder of a Mozambique national, Emmanuel Sithole, who was brutally stabbed and clubbed to death right in front of a news crew, who photographed the whole episode.

The attack which went viral within a few minutes took place Alexandra township in Johannesburg on April 18, 2015. The photographer rushed him to the hospital after his attackers left him to loot his shop, but he later died from his wounds.

At the day clinic less than 100m away the doctor scheduled to be on duty did not show up because he was a foreigner and feared being a victim of xenophobia.

See the pictures:

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Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole is attacked by men in Alexandra township during the anti-immigrant violence  in Johannesburg

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