DURBAN, South Africa – A mother was forced to throw her baby from a building in the eastern city of Durban. South Africa, In an attempt to save him from the fire caused by the plunder of the area Since the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma Last week.
This action was recorded on video. The baby is held by a group on the floor. Both mother and baby are recovering and functioning better.
South Africa has been facing its worst political violence for years. The riot started last Thursday, 8, when Zuma started He faces up to 15 months in prison for contempt of court. During his tenure from 2009 to 2018 he refused to comply with a court order to testify at a corruption trial.
Since then, protests have taken to the streets, gradually looting a community radio station in the two provincial districts of Qutung and KwaZulu-Natal and shutting down vaccination centers. The situation is not yet under control.
At least 72 people were killed during the riots on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. More than 700 were arrested, most of them for illegal acts such as robbery and looting. /With agencies