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After Jailed Of Former President Jacob Zuma In South Africa Continues To Witness Horrific Violence, Looting And Arson

New York Times News Service, Capetown.

Published by: Jeet Kumar
Updated Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:47 AM IST

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Even after the deployment of the army, incidents of conflict and arson continue in the country. Zuma supporters set several shopping malls on fire.

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After the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma in South Africa, the country continues to witness horrific violence, looting and arson. So far 72 people have died in this violence while more than 1,000 arrests have been made.

In view of the ongoing violence for the last five days, the country’s largest refinery has also had to be closed. Cities like Johannesburg and Durban have also come in the grip of violence.

The condition is that even after the deployment of the army, incidents of conflict and arson continue in the country. Zuma supporters set several shopping malls on fire.

Police said that most of the dead were killed in a stampede during looting of shops. Most of the violence is taking place in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Police and army are trying to stop the unrest in the violence-affected areas.

David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, said the situation was still out of control. Violence in support of Zuma has also erupted in cities such as Johannesburg and Durban. Shopping malls in Johannesburg were looted, while there have also been incidents of arson in some places in Durban.

According to a report, there was anger in the hearts of people for the last 27 years against inequality in the country which is now visible on the streets.

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After the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma in South Africa, the country continues to witness horrific violence, looting and arson. So far 72 people have died in this violence while more than 1,000 arrests have been made.

In view of the ongoing violence for the last five days, the country’s largest refinery has also had to be closed. Cities like Johannesburg and Durban have also come in the grip of violence.

The condition is that even after the deployment of the army, incidents of conflict and arson continue in the country. Zuma supporters set several shopping malls on fire.

Police said that most of the dead were killed in a stampede during looting of shops. Most of the violence is taking place in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Police and army are trying to stop the unrest in the violence-affected areas.

David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, said the situation was still out of control. Violence in support of Zuma has also erupted in cities such as Johannesburg and Durban. Shopping malls in Johannesburg were looted, while there have also been incidents of arson in some places in Durban.

According to a report, there was anger in the hearts of people for the last 27 years against inequality in the country which is now visible on the streets.

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