Looting, violence, and arson activities continue in numerous parts of South Africa following the imprisonment of the former president, Jacob Zuma. Rioters set fires, blocked the highways, and looted businesses. “This is the worst violence since the apartheid in the ’90s.” Said President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The violence is said to have started in KwaZulu Natal Province where the former head of state hails. Jacob Juma is facing contempt of court charges for failing to appear for graft allegations questioning by a South African Commission investigating his involvement in corrupt dealings during his tenure.
President Cecil Ramaphosa has condemned the bloody protests saying that the criminal activities were being perpetrated by a group of people instigating chaos as a cover-up for theft and looting.
Over 1,230 people have been arrested over the attacks as President Cyril sternly warned that his government will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute those who will be found guilty. South African military has already been deployed in protest areas to quell the violence.