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S.Africa looting dies down in places as more troops expected

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DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) – A week of violence, arson and looting that has engulfed South Africa slowly began to ebb on Thursday as several districts rocked by the mayhem were quiet ahead of an expected surge in soldiers on the streets. Pockets of looting contiued in the eastern port city of Durban. A Reuters reporter saw crowds in Durban’s Mobeni neighbourhood rollling away trolleys loaded with maize meal and other looted staples. Some loaded pick-up trucks – one such truck had to be abandoned as it had run out of fuel. Petrol stations have shut across the city because of the unrest. Tax…

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