Looting In South Africa Finally Starts Simmering Down
Johannesburg, South Africa: Unrest in a country turned turbulent when former South African President 79-year-old Jacob Zuma was detained and jailed last month after running their country from 2009-2018. He was sentenced for defying an order to give evidence at a judicial inquiry probing high-level graft during his time in office. For that, the people freaked and took to the streets. At first, it began as protesters, which turned into rioting, looting, then destruction.
Hundreds of buildings/businesses were destroyed, families’ dreams and livelihoods were burned down. At least 70 people have been killed, 5,000 armed troops roam the streets, and 1,350 people have been arrested. Days long of violence seem to be finally calming down but the toll it took was immense. IMUer’s please watch the video above and be sure to subscribe in the top right corner.
Video: CBC News: The National
Cover Photo: Defense Web