A soldier was shot and killed in the black township of Thokoza, where 12 people died in a sudden resurgence of political violence two days earlier. Another five people were killed in the volatile KwaZulu-Natal province, the Zulu heartland where 10,000 people died in a decade of factional fighting. The soldier’s killing appeared to be politically motivated, further raising fears that violence will rise again after a lull during elections and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as the country’s first black president.
World IN BRIEF : SOUTH AFRICA : Soldier Shot, Killed in Black Township
From Times Staff and Wire Reports