Township massacre kills twelve

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Unidentified gunmen massacred 12 people in the East Rand township of Tokoza, scene of past clashes betweeen rival African National Congress and Inkatha factions, police said yesterday. It was the worst single incident of violence since South Africa elected its first democratic government. Police said 10 youths were killed in a deserted house and two more bodies were found nearby. They said they had no indication so far of a motive for the killings.

Troops raided three hostels in the area occupied by Zulu workers and seized an assortment of weaponry, including 13 AK-47 automatic rifles and two rocket launchers. - Reuter