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Fourth man held for deadly xeno attack

NB NB NB NB NB Please use revised caption from Kevin for Photo! Journalists had to assist and transport a unidentified man who was attacked in Alexandra township. The two photojoEMMANUEL Sithole is helped into a journalist’s car in Alexandra on Saturday. He has less than three hours left to live. There were no paramedics nor doctors available to help. There were no police to stop him being stabbed by his three assailants who stalked him down a street. The only succour came from two Sunday Times photographers Kevin Sutherland (L) and James Oatway (R) who put down their cameras to get Sithole to hospital in Edenvale, assisted by a local security guard and two nurses from a municipal clinic. The medical staff at Edenvale Hospital tried in vain to stabilise and resuscitate Sithole. He died, the seventh victim of the xenophobia sweeping the country, from a stab wound to the heart. Words and Picture: ANTOINE de RAS

NB NB NB NB NB Please use revised caption from Kevin for Photo! Journalists had to assist and transport a unidentified man who was attacked in Alexandra township. The two photojoEMMANUEL Sithole is helped into a journalist’s car in Alexandra on Saturday. He has less than three hours left to live. There were no paramedics nor doctors available to help. There were no police to stop him being stabbed by his three assailants who stalked him down a street. The only succour came from two Sunday Times photographers Kevin Sutherland (L) and James Oatway (R) who put down their cameras to get Sithole to hospital in Edenvale, assisted by a local security guard and two nurses from a municipal clinic. The medical staff at Edenvale Hospital tried in vain to stabilise and resuscitate Sithole. He died, the seventh victim of the xenophobia sweeping the country, from a stab wound to the heart. Words and Picture: ANTOINE de RAS

Published Apr 21, 2015

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Johannesburg - A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole in Alexandra, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

He was arrested in Alexandra on Monday night and would appear in court along with the three others arrested on Sunday night.

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Sithole, 35, was murdered at the weekend. Pictures printed in the Sunday Times newspaper showed three men attacking Sithole, one of them was shown aiming a knife at Sithole’s upper body.

The pictures caused an uproar on social media and many called for the police to hunt down the attackers.

The attacks on foreign nationals and looting of shops started two weeks ago in Isipingo, outside of Durban and spread to some areas across the country. The attacks has claimed the lives of seven people so far.

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