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South Africa: Death toll from rioting rises to 337

Rioting in South Africa this month killed 337 people, the government said on Thursday, marking a further jump in the death toll from the 276 announced the previous day. “The South African police has revised the total number of deaths in Gauteng [province] to 79 and KwaZulu-Natal to 258 as related to the unrest,” said […]

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45 killed as Zuma’s arrest spreads violence in South Africa

More than 45 people were killed as crowds clashed with police and ransacked, burned shopping malls in South Africa on Tuesday as grievances unleashed by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years. On the streets, protesters hurled stones and police who responded with rubber bullets. Protests followed […]