One dead, 16 arrested in attacks in Joburg

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Johannesburg – Police are cautioning church-goers, shoppers and commuters to stay away from the area around the MTN taxi rank and Johannesburg CBD following the latest incidents of attacks on businesses.Gauteng SAPS said that one person died after being stabbed and five people were injured. Sixteen people have been arrested .

Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said: “ A joint deployment made up of the SAPS and the JMPD has since this morning been closely monitoring Jeppestown and surrounding areas following notices of a gathering to be addressed by (former IFP leader) Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi in Jeppestown.