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Rustenburg – Two men have been killed in separate incidents at Pienaarsdorp in Klerksdorp in an apparent clash between taxi drivers and foreign nationals, police said on Monday.
North West police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said the body of a man believed to be a taxi driver was found on the street in Pienaarsdorp on Sunday morning.
“It is alleged that an unconfirmed number of taxi drivers grouped themselves later in a bid to avenge the death of their colleague whom they suspect to have been killed by a foreign national.”
Later during the day a foreign national was allegedly stabbed by taxi drivers. He was certified dead on arrival at the hospital.
A group of people suspected to be taxi drivers also torched stalls at the taxi rank.
Public order police were deployed in the area and restored calm. No arrests have been made and police investigations continue
African News Agency/ANA
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