Township Slaughter

Benjamin Mosoetsa lies dead, as his sister grieves, in Boipatong, south of Johannesburg, where 39 black men, women and children were shot and stabbed to death by armed gangs. Killings in other townships near Johannesburg last week brought the week's toll in the continuing political warfare to more than 70 dead. Residents blamed the killings on supporters of the Inkatha Freedom Party, main rival of the African National Congress.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!