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‘Fake news was used to inflame tensions in Phoenix’

Mandy Wiener spoke with News24 reporter Jeff Weeks about new figures for the Phoenix killings that killed 36 people.

New data from _News24 _ reveals that Phoenix was untouched during the unrest that engulfed KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Of the 36 people killed in the area, three were Indians.

Meanwhile, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are marching in the area against what they call racial killings.

Mandy Wiener talks to News24 reporter Jeff Weeks.

What is worth keeping in mind is the impact of fake news and how it is deliberately used to inflame tension.

Jeff Weeks, reporter – News24

The data tell us that Phoenix was relatively untouched and this speaks to the effectiveness of the blockades and vigilant groups that have been set up in the area.

Jeff Weeks, reporter – News24

Listen to the full interview below:


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