Violence and looting has raged in South Africa for the sixth day running, stoking fears of food and fuel shortages as disruption to farming, manufacturing and oil refining began to bite amid the country’s worst unrest in decades. 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 on Tuesday and some COVID-19 vaccination centres were closed, disrupting urgently needed inoculations.
South African security forces have arrested 1,754 people in connection with days of looting, arson and violence, a senior minister in the presidency’s office said.
Claims for damage and theft from businesses affected by civil unrest in South Africa are likely to be between seven billion rand and 10 billion rand ($481m to $683m), the head of the only insurer covering political violence in the country told Reuters news agency.
Sasria, a state-owned insurer set up after private firms stopped underwriting risks relating to political violence due to unrest during apartheid, has received around 100 million rand in claims so far, its managing director Cedric Masondo told Reuters, adding this was expected to rise significantly.
The company, the only insurer to offer cover for such risks, expects total claims of up to 10 billion rand, or 12 billion rand in a worst-case scenario – making the unrest likely the most significant event in terms of the value of claims since Sasria was set up in 1974, Masondo continued.
Opstook is nie die regte woord nie, dis algehele afbreek en rewolusie. Om tot sulke dade oor te gaan is sabotasie en terrorisme.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma is serving 15-month jail term for corruption charges against him. The inquiry panel is also examining allegations that Zuma allowed three India-born businessmen to lobby for their own profit. The businessmen in question are- Atul Gupta, Ajay Gupta and Rajesh Gupta. The allegations are that Zuma allowed the Gupta brothers to ‘plunder state resources’ & influence govt policies. Who Are Gupta Brothers? Watch the video to find out.
On Monday, 12 July, a PROTEST in DURBAN turned into a LOOTING spree for RIOTERS. Shops got cleaned out, some got set on fire, factories got burnt down and our beautiful province suffered serious damage, our country will suffer awful long term effects. Follow our vlog as we venture out to see the after effects of all the destruction. We start at the warehouse next to Makro in Cornubia, then we drive through Queen Nandi and Riverhorse Valley. We also check out Springfield Park and Durban Beachfront. We end up in Tongaat. Unfortunately this isn’t our normal upbeat vlog, bad things happen and we want to update you with what’s going on in our city. We didn’t get to see all the destruction in the province and we know that some areas were really badly hit and totally cleaned out. We felt the need to find something positive to end our video with and so we went out to a local community to do our bit for Mandela Day. It’s amazing how communities have come together through all of this and we really hope that our country will come out stronger.
South African authorities arrested six people who allegedly instigated a week of rioting that claimed at least 215 lives and have charged them with inciting public violence.
Heelwat sakelui se geboue en sentrums is geteiken, veral dit wat voedsel versprei en selfs vervaardig. Werkloosheid is na hierdie episode ‘n nog groter probleem, want heelwat besighede gaan nie opbou nie. Kleiner besighede in winkelsentrums gaan nog minder onmiddellik kan besigheid doen.
South Africans are waiting to hear who was behind what President Cyril Ramaphosa called orchestrated rioting and looting last week. There are 12 suspected instigators, but only six have been arrested so far. It was sparked by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma. In Zuma’s home province of KwaZulu Nata, intelligence failures and a slow police response helped the chaos spread quickly.
Vervoer van voedsel is ‘n probleem die afgelope week sedert die rewolusie ontstaan het. Daar is geen voedselsekuriteit in sulke omstandighede nie, want al die winkels wat voedsel voorsien het, is afgebrand. Publiek moet in toue gaan staan en selfs lang afstande ekstra reis om voedsel te gaan koop.
Farmer, Motsepe Matlala says there is no food shortage in South Africa following a week of unrest and concerns about food security.
Lyke op Phoenix is nie noodwendig toe te skryf aan die rewolusie en aanvalle wat hier plaasgevind het nie.
Phoenix “dead bodies”
KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane says the number of bodies at the Phoenix mortuary is not be directly linked to the unrest in parts of the province last week.