Natal massacre leaves 11 dead

Natal massacre leaves 11 dead

Durban - Gunmen massacred 11 people, one a baby, in a political attack in South Africa's Zulu heartland hours after President Nelson Mandela had visited the province. Police said that the child died after its mother was shot dead by up to seven gunmen who, armed with shotguns, assault rifles and handguns, attacked two homesteads on Thursday, killing another six women and three men. Most of the victims were shot at close range. Police said that the attack, on a rural settlement situated near the KwaZulu-Natal town of Donnybrook, was politically motivated. A police captain said that all those who were killed were ANC supporters. Reuter

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