The country of South Africa is still in shock after the violent protests that have been happening in some parts of the country mainly the KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng province. The past week has been one of the hardest week for South Africans after a strike that was said was under control turned to be a nightmare. This started after the former president Jacob Zuma got arrested after he handed himself over to the police on the 7th of July. The former president is serving his sentence of 15 months in prison for contempt of court after he refused to give evidence or testify at the Zondo Commission.
The strike started as a small strike of angry Zuma’s supporters who just want him to be released from jail until things got worse. This is where we could see some of the issues that were being addressed by protesters, issues like hunger and poverty. All this led to violent protests in both KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng province. Thousands of citizens were participating on violent protests and looting behavior.
This is where we saw many people stealing goods like clothes from retailers, furnitures and food. Thousands of people of all age were part of this chaos that has left a damage of more than 15 billion rands. This is after the vandalism of shopping malls and other stores. Many saw on the videos that were trending on social media where KwaZulu-Natal citizens burnt a mall and other warehouses. Even private business properties were burnt and others were just damaged.
We thank the soldiers who were deployed by the government to ensure that the situation is maintained and calm. They were deployed by the government after thousands of people were participating on a looting chaos that left more than 2000 people arrested and more than 100 people died . The deployment of soldiers really helped as some parts of the country that were affected are now calm.
Today the soldiers have been going door to door to collect stolen goods Sebokeng. These are the things that were stolen during the looting chaos. On pictures or videos that are trending on social media soldiers and police have been collecting all goods from food to furnitures. They have been going to each house to search carefully and collect everything that has been stolen. Some had stolen food, furnitures and clothes. Those who fail to give the police receipts for all the goods in their houses are going to be arrested. Follow the link below to see more