WORLD : 3 More Die in S. Africa Violence


Three black men were hacked to death at migrant worker hostels near Johannesburg in the latest round of violence between black factions that has left more than 500 dead, police said today.

Two men were killed and their bodies set on fire in Tembisa, northeast of Johannesburg, and a third died in Katlehong, southeast of the city, police said.

At least 518 black residents have been killed in the factional violence that began in black townships on Aug. 12, when Zulus loyal to the Inkatha movement began fighting with Xhosas and other black supporters of the African National Congress. Despite the latest reported killings, violence has eased since the initial days of the fighting, when dozens of people were killed daily.