Riots over Zuma’s Jailing is pre planned: Cyril Ramaphosa laments.

Written by on July 17, 2021

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the violence that has rocked the country was pre-planned, describing it as an assault on democracy.


Riots were sparked by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma.


The president said the riots were an attempt to hijack South Africa’s democracy. He told supporters that instigators had been identified, but didn’t elaborate.


“We are going after them,” he added.


The week of violence in the province has left roads damaged or blocked by rioters and the government wants to make sure the food supply is not disrupted, said Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, an acting minister.

Soldiers have been deployed to potential flashpoints and police are providing escorts for the transportation of oxygen, medicines and other key goods, she said.

He said more than 2,500 people had been arrested in connection with the unrest and urged South Africans to come together.

Credit: BBC


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