14 Jul 2021

Dozens killed in South Africa violence sparked by jailing of former president Zuma

News Correspondent

At least 72 people have been killed in days of violence in South Africa, fuelled by long-running anger over poverty and inequality and sparked by last week’s imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.

The government and police have been criticised for responding too slowly. And although some looting continued today, many areas were brought under control partly by neighbourhood groups alongside private security services.

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