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South Africa: Search for killers of miners 'stoned to death'

BBC.

Police in South Africa have launched a manhunt for killers of nine illegal miners who were stoned to death in a western district of Johannesburg. 

The bodies of the miners from Lesotho were found lying in the streets of Matholeville, while another seriously injured victim was rushed to hospital. 

Thousands of illegal miners, known as “zama zamas” (“those who try their luck” in Zulu) work in the country.

Violent clashes between rival groups of workers are commonplace, reports say.

Friday’s attack came about 24 hours after the police raided the area.

Police have arrested 87 people for questioning, but they are seeking more information.

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