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  2. SA police 'arrest 17 in Pretoria over street violence'

    Police in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, have arrested 17 people in connection with a violent, day-long protest that saw foreign-owned businesses being looted and torched, Johannesburg-based Times Live reports.

    The street protests began on Wednesday, a day after a local taxi driver was killed by a suspected drug dealer.

    The BBC's Outside Source spoke to a taxi driver who said that taxi drivers had nothing to do with the violence and looting.

    "We are just looking for the guy that actually killed our colleague", he told Outside Source.

    He accused the police of inactivity, saying the police were "raiding but not doing anything".

    South Africa has a history of xenophobic attacks by black people who accuse citizens of other African countries, as well as Asian countries, of criminal activity, stealing jobs and selling expired goods.

    Listen to Outside Source interview with the Pretoria taxi driver below:

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    Video caption: It follows the fatal shooting of a taxi driver who was allegedly chasing drug dealers

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  4. US students robbed at South Africa school

    About 20 students from the US have been robbed at gunpoint while visiting a primary school just outside South Africa's capital, Pretoria.

    The students, who were visiting Mamelodi school in Tshwane as part of an outreach programme, were made to lie on the floor while robbers took their bags containing phones, purses and electronic devices.

    An employee of the school was hit on the head by a gun and a passerby was shot in the arm by a stray bullet.

    A school official told Sowetan Live that the armed robbers trailed the visitors' bus before following them into the school.

    "It happened so fast, maybe in eight minutes. They had taken everyone's bag and headed for the exit. We started screaming," they said.

    The official said the foreign students were "shaken" and "in tears".

    The suspects have not yet been found and police are appealing for any information.

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