Six killed, scores arrested in S.Africa protests after Zuma jailing, government says


Reuters | Johannesburg | Updated: 12-07-2021 14:23 IST | Created: 12-07-2021 14:23 IST
Six killed, scores arrested in S.Africa protests after Zuma jailing, government says
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A South African government intelligence body said on Monday that six people had been killed in violent protests in the KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces since last week, following the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma. The unrest erupted shortly after Zuma started serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court on Wednesday night.

NatJOINTS added in a statement that 219 arrests had been made as of 0830 local time (0630 GMT) on Monday.

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