Nine people died in weekend unrest, including six men shot or stabbed during a rampage through a Natal Province township, police said Monday.

The police report said fires were set Saturday night to about 150 dwellings and their occupants attacked by a large group of assailants in Magoda, in eastern Natal. A man was fatally shot and five others were stabbed to death in the attack, the report said.A man was shot to death Friday, also in Natal, the report said.

The other deaths occurred in the Johannesburg townships of Tokoza and Bekkersdal, police said.