South Africa Zuma riots: Over 1800 people arrested

On Tuesday, July 13th, rioting and looting of stores and warehouses in South Africa continued for a fifth day. The death toll soared to 72 people as outrage over former President Jacob Zuma's arrest morphed into a rage about inequality, unemployment, and poverty that still plague the country 27 years after apartheid ended. This happens after the COVID restrictions exacerbated people's poverty. Meanwhile, in the first three months of 2021, unemployment reached a new high of 32.6 percent. The upheaval began last Friday in Zuma's home province of KwaZulu-Natal, when he began serving a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court after ignoring an inquiry into the corruption that tainted his nine years in power.

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