At least 10 killed in South Africa protests

Ongoing riots in South Africa have claimed the lives of at least 10 people.

Extra police officers and the army have been deployed to quell the unrest. 

What had started out as a protest to express unhappiness over the imprisonment of South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has turned into widespread looting. 

Two provinces have been affected by violent protests and looting – KwaZulu-Natal, which is Jacob Zuma’s home province, and the economic hub of Gauteng.

Authorities say the economy has been affected as shops and other businesses have been damaged and had their stock stolen. 

Police have arrested more than 700 people in areas where the looting continues unabated. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday evening, and called on communities to remain calm and to stop undermining the rule of law.

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