“A program to destabilize the country”

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Hundreds dead in South Africa

After a week of unrest and looting, hundreds of people are dead and thousands arrested in South Africa. Citizens had to form civil protection groups to protect their communities.

The riots began on July 9th and 10th after the former President of South Africa Jacob Zuma broke down on the night of July 7th and 8th and surrendered to the police. Zuma previously warned that there would be riots if he was arrested. In the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng (Johannesburg), thousands of looters stormed shopping centers and warehouses and emptied everything.

Citizens’ militias formed mainly in the area around Durban, where many Indians live, to protect their businesses and communities.

In a burning department store in Durban, Naledi Manyoni (26) had to throw her almost 2-year-old daughter Melokuhle from the first floor to a crowd because the first floor was cut off. Melokuhle remained…

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