The death toll in two days of renewed violence in black townships near Cape Town rose to three on Tuesday night (12 August).
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Background: The death toll in two days of renewed violence in black townships near Cape Town rose to three on Tuesday night (12 August). A man was killed and another wounded when a petrol bomb was thrown at a lorry in area where two white motorists were stoned and burned to death on Monday. Police in the district had used tear gas and baton charges hooligans inciting school children in the Cape area. There are similar problems in Johannesburg.
SYNOPSIS: The latest violence occurred in a wealthy Johannesburg suburb on Monday night (11 August). Two black people died in a grenade explosion at the house. Police immediately cordoned off the building and its grounds.
The explosion happened in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, where expensive homes are owned exclusively by white South Africans. Police have searched the servant's quarters at the house where the grenade exploded. They have not issued an explanation for the blast, and no group has claimed responsibility.
Neighbours have told investigating police they saw two black men entering the house with a golf bag, shortly before the grenade exploded, damaging the roof of the building and killing two people.