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Somali shopkeeper back in court over teen murder

Somali shopkeeper, Senosi Yusuf, is due back in the Protea Magistrates Court today in connection with the murder of a Soweto teenager a week ago.

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He made his first court appearance on Thursday last week, where his case was postponed so that the court could secure the services of an interpreter.

Yusuf has been in custody since his arrest shortly after the shooting.

It is alleged that a group of youths tried to rob Yusuf’s tuck-shop in Snake Park, Soweto on Monday.

In trying to defend his shop, Yusuf fired several shots, one of which fatally wounded 14-year-old Siphiwe Mahori.

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The shooting sparked the looting and targeting of foreign shops across the sprawling township, rapidly spreading to surrounding areas.

Thousands of foreigners were displaced, while two other shopkeepers were arrested on gun charges, after they also tried to defend their stores.

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