Several Somalis Killed in South Africa, Shops set on Fire

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    Several Somalis Killed in South Africa, Shops set on Fire

    Cape Town, South Africa (Horn Observer) Several Somalis were killed in Limbobo area in South Africa this week and several shops were set on fire, witnesses said, heightening the growing concern of the lack of protection of the Somalis living in South

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Photo handout of Somali shops burned by South Africans this week.
Cape Town, South Africa (Horn Observer) Several Somalis were killed in Limbobo area in South Africa this week and several shops were set on fire, witnesses said, heightening the growing concern of the lack of protection of the Somalis living in South Africa.

According to Somalia’s State media reported that Ali Abdullahi Aymoy and Ali Mohamoud were killed after their shops were set on fire. Another Somali were also reportedly killed in similar episode, as confirmed by Omar Kiyow, a Somali journalist based in South Africa

The Chair of the Somali community in South Africa, Dr. Mohamed Abdullahi said they are worried the increased attacks against the Somalis, while setting fire on their shops.

Speaking to the media, Dr. Mohamed Abdullahi presented to the journalists photographs of shops that were burned down by South Africans with Petrol bombs.

Somali and South African governments have not commented on the latest killings against the Somali Nationals in South Africa. More than 20 Somalis have been killed in South Africa this year alone.

Meanwhile, the South African government is planning to revoke licenses of foreign owned businesses in Matzikama municiplity through amendment of western cape provincial government

Reports said that more than 81 foreign owned shops will be closed in less 20 days, after the government threatened not to renew licenses.

"The order by the government will ruin our lives.” a Somali business whose name withheld for security reasons said, "Foreign nationals will lose billions of dollars in this way.

Targeted killings against the Somalis in South Africa, have been growing rapidly in recent months.

- Horn Observer -


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