In the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), violent street protests continue in the provinces of Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal due to the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, the local newspaper TimesLIVE reports. Footage from the scene was published in the Telegram channel of the RIA Novosti agency.
The recording shows the scale of the destruction that the protesters caused to the streets of the cities. The video caught several burning vehicles, including a large truck. It is assumed that they were set on fire during the actions. Also on the frames, you can note several broken storefronts and garbage scattered on the roadway.
According to TimesLIVE, at least six people were killed during the protests. The police detained about 220 participants of the actions. It is noted that the protesters looted and set fire to shopping centers and shops. Due to the aggravation of the situation in the provinces, bus services and taxi services were temporarily stopped. Funeral services of the affected cities have also suspended their activities. At the moment, the police are trying to prevent an increase in violence in the region.
On June 29, it became known that Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Earlier this year, he failed to appear in court on charges of corruption schemes. For this, he was found guilty of contempt of court.