32 Persons Killed In South Africa’s Riots Over Zuma’s Imprisonment

July 13, 2021
14 Views
Many killed in South Africa over Jacob Zuma imprisonment

Many killed in South Africa over Jacob Zuma imprisonment

At least 32 persons have been killed after protests rocked some parts of South Africa.

It was gathered that the violence is as a result of the imprisonment of Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa.

According to AP, Sihle Zikalala, KwaZulu-Natal province premier, told a news conference on Tuesday, that the death toll in the province now stands at 26 — a day after officials confirmed six deaths in Gauteng province.

“Yesterday’s events brought a lot of sadness. The number of people who have died in KwaZulu-Natal alone stands at 26. Many of them died from being trampled on during a stampede while people were looting items,” he said.

The violence which started in KwaZulu-Natal, Zuma’s province, spread to Gauteng province on Sunday with many shops looted and several injured.

The South African military had said it would deploy soldiers in the provinces to assist law enforcement agencies in their effort to calm the unrest.

Looting was, however, said to have continued on Tuesday in Johannesburg shopping malls in township areas.

Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court following his refusal to appear before a graft panel.

The former president had defied an order by the constitutional court in January to appear at an inquiry into allegations of corruption.

He was tried for his alleged involvement in a $5 billion arms deal in the late 90s’.

You may be interested

BBNaija Season 6: I Was Once An Okada Rider – White Money
News
14 views
News
14 views

BBNaija Season 6: I Was Once An Okada Rider – White Money

Webby - July 25, 2021

White Money’s personality seems to have caught the interest of many Nigerians, including fans, celebrities and former housemates. White Money…

Some People Are Angry We’re Not Catching COVID-19 – Bishop Oyedepo
News
4 views
News
4 views

Some People Are Angry We’re Not Catching COVID-19 – Bishop Oyedepo

Webby - July 25, 2021

The African richest pastor, who had vowed not to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination exercise, said the church is a…

How Buhari’s Government Killed Shiites’ Leader, El-Zakzaky’s 3 Sons With Saudi’s Support — Islamic Movement In Nigeria
News
4 views
News
4 views

How Buhari’s Government Killed Shiites’ Leader, El-Zakzaky’s 3 Sons With Saudi’s Support — Islamic Movement In Nigeria

Webby - July 25, 2021

According to a report by SaharaReporters, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites' group has alleged that…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.