By Khadija Patel and Azad Essa, photography by Ihsaan Haffejee
Running small convenience stores in the townships is a dangerous business for foreigners. Often serving their customers through locked gates, they are accused of spreading disease, stealing jobs and sponging off basic government services like electricity, running water and healthcare. But as violence against them continues, the South African government insists that criminality is behind it, not xenophobia.
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