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Riots in SA: Alleged instigators to appear in court on Monday

Riots in SA: Alleged instigators to appear in court on Monday

AFRICA, LAW, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa, VIOLANCE
Three people are alleged to have had a hand in the riots in KZN and Gauteng, which started out as pro-Jacob Zuma demonstrations Two of the suspects arrested in connection the unrest that took place in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are expected to appear in court on Monday, 19 July 2021. One of the suspects will be at the Randfontein magistrate’s court while the other will appear at the Westonaria magistrate’s court. A third suspect who was also handcuffed is only expected in the dock on Tuesday. SA UNREST: MORE DETAILS ON RIOT INSTIGATORS The arrests of the suspects was confirmed by Police Minister Bheki Cele on Sunday in KZN, and could not reveal their identities. Police also detailed the arrests of the three people. “Police in the West Rand distri...
South Africa Unrest: Former Top Spy Released Without A Charge

South Africa Unrest: Former Top Spy Released Without A Charge

AFRICA, LAW, POLITICS, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa
Thulani Dlomo A former high ranking member of South Africa’s State Security Agency (SSA), Thulani Dlomo, has been released from police custody without being charged. Dlomo had handed himself over to the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 16 July. An alleged close colleague of former President Jacob Zuma, Dlomo was identified by the media as one of the 12 individuals wanted by the government for allegedly instigating the violence in KZN and Gauteng. According to SABC News, Dlomo went to the Durban Central Police Station late on Friday and surrendered himself to the custody of the authorities. Speaking outside the police station, Dlomo’s lawyer, Phumlani Shangase, who accompanied him to the police, said his client is a free man for no...
At Least 210 People Killed in Riots in South Africa as President Says Unrest Was ‘Instigated’

At Least 210 People Killed in Riots in South Africa as President Says Unrest Was ‘Instigated’

AFRICA, ARMY, POLICE, POLITICS, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa, VIOLANCE
TEHRAN (FNA)- The death toll from riots in the South African provinces KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng has increased to 212, Kumbudzo Ntshaveni, the acting minister under the President of South Africa, stated. "We received reports of six more deaths. The total death toll in Gauteng province was 32, and 137 more people were detained. In total, 862 people were detained in Gauteng. ... In the province [of KwaZulu-Natal] 89 more victims are reported, total the death toll is 180. In total, 1,692 detentions were made in the province," Ntshaveni noted at a briefing broadcast by the SABC News TV channel. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the weeklong looting and deadly unrest that have rocked the country were “planned". “It is quite clear that all these incidents of unrest and l...
Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa unrest was ‘instigated’

Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa unrest was ‘instigated’

ARMY, INTERNATIONAL, POLICE, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa, VIOLANCE
In his first visit to an area affected by weeklong unrest, the South African president says ‘anarchy and mayhem’ will not be allowed to unfold in the country. Hundreds of businesses were destroyed during the weeklong unrest [Rogan Ward/Reuters] The deadly violence and looting that have rocked South Africa for the past week were planned, President Cyril Ramaphosa has alleged, during his first visit to areas affected by the worst unrest in the country’s post-apartheid era. “It is quite clear that all these incidents of unrest and looting were instigated, there were people who planned it and coordinated it,” he said on Friday. Ramaphosa made the remarks when he visited Ethikwini Municipality, which includes the port city Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province, one of the worst-hit area...
South Africa riots: Mother throws daughter from burning building after looters start blaze

South Africa riots: Mother throws daughter from burning building after looters start blaze

AFRICA, CHILDREN, EMERGENCY, PROTESTS, RESCUE, RIOT, South Africa, WOMEN
Woman trusted neighbours to catch her toddler as she let go https://www.youtube.com/embed/gphvVGgrim0 A mother threw her toddler from her burning home which had been set alight by looters in South Africa. Naledi Manyoni hurled the girl from the first floor into the arms of neighbours waiting below as smoke surrounded them, trusting they would catch the girl and keep her safe. Violence and rioting have erupted in South Africa after the jailing last week of the former president Jacob Zuma. It’s thought 72 people have been killed as looters ransacked shops, warehouses and other businesses, and started fires. Ms Manyoni and other residents were trapped by a blaze that spread from the ground floor to the second floor and higher of their apartment block in the central busine...
Zuma’s ‘Private Spy’ Thulani Dlomo Alleged Brains Behind Unrest In South Africa

Zuma’s ‘Private Spy’ Thulani Dlomo Alleged Brains Behind Unrest In South Africa

AFRICA, PAN AFRICA, POLITICS, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa, VIOLANCE
The unrest in South Africa might have started off as a sporadic form of violence and opportunistic looting. However, it has now emerged to be a more sophisticated network of well-ochestrated cabal hell burnt on causing chaos and bringing the country to its’s knees. The controversial former head of the State Security Agency’s (SSA) rogue special operations unit, Thulani Dlomo, has been identified as a prime suspect being investigated for fomenting violent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal following the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma. News24  revealed, from information confirmed by three independent and highly placed sources, that intelligence officials told the police Dlomo was a key person of interest in instigating the unrest that has rocked South Africa, led to the death of at le...
‘We are going after the instigators’: Cele says there are forces behind mass looting

‘We are going after the instigators’: Cele says there are forces behind mass looting

AFRICA, POLITICS, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa, VIOLANCE
Sporadic violence and incidents of looting continued throughout areas in Gauteng on Monday night. Businesses in Soweto’s Diepkloof Mall awoke to their businesses ransacked and severely damaged. The owner of a small medical centre in the facility, Dr Thabile Vezi, arrived at work on Tuesday morning to discover her business had been overrun and looted . “My thoughts were:‘We’re a medical centre, we’ll be spared,’ mainly because we’re servicing the community in terms of their health needs, but also because there’s nothing to loot. It’s a medical centre.” Soldiers have been deployed to quell the widespread unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Despite a military presence in Soweto, reports of looting continued and a stampede in Meadowlands on Monday reportedly left 10 dead. ...
As Riots Continue Unabated In South Africa, Death Toll Rises To 72

As Riots Continue Unabated In South Africa, Death Toll Rises To 72

AFRICA, ARMY, LAW, POLICE, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa
Violence erupted in the country after former President Jacob Zuma began serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court on Thursday. The death toll climbed to 72 from rioting in South Africa on Tuesday, with many people trampled to death during looting at stores, as police and the military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to try to halt the unrest set off by the imprisonment last week of former President Jacob Zuma. More than 1,200 people have been arrested in the lawlessness that has raged in poor areas of two provinces, where a community radio station was ransacked and forced off the air Tuesday and some COVID-19 vaccination centres were closed, disrupting urgently needed inoculations. Many of the deaths in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces occurred in chaotic sta...
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