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16 Jun 2008 description

Xenophobic violence forced many to flee. Now, they face an uncertain future inside transit camps.

By Stephanie Hanes

Maputo, Mozambique - Three weeks ago, Regina Nhantumbo was running - away from her home and her business, away from the mob dancing around another lynched Mozambican, away from South Africa.

Now, she is simply waiting.

Nearly 40,000 Mozambicans have crossed back into their home country since xenophobic violence swept through South Africa's squatter camps and townships in May, leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds injured.