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R100k reward offered for murdered Moz man

Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed to death during xenophobic clashes between locals and foreigners in Alexandra.

FILE: Police try to restore order in the Johannesburg CBD during a flare-up of xenophobic violence on 17 April 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are now offering a reward of R100,000 for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the killers of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole.

Violence against foreigners erupted in Kwazulu-Natal two weeks ago and quickly spread to the Johannesburg CBD, Alexandra and some parts of the East Rand.

Sithole was stabbed to death during xenophobic clashes between locals and foreigners in Alexandra at the start of the weekend.

Police say it's not clear whether the attack was linked to the threats against foreign nationals or if it was a robbery.

Spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said, "At this stage we can't say it's related to xenophobia."

LISTEN: What are the effects of xenophobia on foreign nationals?

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO DEAL WITH XENOPHOBIA

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has launched a campaign to address what he calls the cause behind the xenophobic violence that has erupted in various parts of the country.

Nhleko says the We Are One Humanity Campaign will attempt to remove the element of self-hate and educate communities about living in harmony.

The minister says it's also important to understand the relationship between local and foreign communities and if it is soured find out why.

He was speaking in Durban alongside NGOs who will take part in the campaign.

The minister says they must promote unity.

"It's imperative that the cause be addressed and for mindsets to be transformed for stability in society."

WATCH: Running battles continue.

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