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72 killed in violence over jailing former President Zuma

At least 72 people have died in violence in parts of the country after former President Jacob Zuma was jailed in South Africa. Ten people were killed in a stampede during a robbery at a shopping center in Soweto last night.

Also filmed a child thrown from a building in Durban, which caught fire after looting shops on the ground floor.
The army has now been deployed to assist the police since the unrest began last week.

South African police said in a statement that they had identified 12 people suspected of inciting the riots and arrested a total of 1,234 people.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called it the worst violence South Africa has seen since the 1990s.

Ministers have warned that if the looting continues, the at-risk areas could soon run out of basic food supplies. The authorities, however, refused to declare a state of emergency.
According to the report, more than 200 shopping malls were looted till last afternoon.

Several shopping centers in Soweto were completely vandalized, with ATMs, restaurants, liquor stores and clothing stores vandalized.

Soldiers working with the police managed to nab some of the rioters. Altogether around 800 have been arrested.

Video footage shows a blood bank was robbed in Durban.