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FICKSBURG RIOTS

Militia Recently deployed to monitor the situation in Ficksburg and Clocolan as part of the UNHCR outreach program.  The situation has become extremely tense, especially for the people of foreign origin and foreign traders in the area.

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More than 12 shops belonging to foreign nationals had been looted or burnt in Ficksburg and 17  shops in Clocolan.  75 Ethiopian traders in both Ficksburg and Clocolan were left displaced.  Issues were mainly related to service delivery, whereby criminal elements have taken advantage of tensions in order to carry out actions according to their own agenda.

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