It’s the photo that has shocked a nation: the stark image of a helpless Mozambican migrant pleading for his life as a gang of men brutally murdered him in a Johannesburg street in front of a silent audience of onlookers.
First the men stalked him along the street. Then one clubbed him with a wrench, while another stabbed him. The Mozambican fell bleeding to the ground and died minutes later, becoming the latest victim in a wave of anti-foreigner attacks sweeping across South Africa.
The story of Emmanuel Sithole, the Mozambican man who was murdered in broad daylight on Saturday while people watched, has galvanized more vows of action. Photos of the murder were published on Sunday in a leading South African newspaper, the Sunday Times, and police promised to use the photos to track down the killers.