A policeman takes aim with his weapon at protest in Soweto, near Johannesburg. Photo: AP A policeman takes aim with his weapon at protest in Soweto, near Johannesburg. Photo: AP
A policeman takes aim with his weapon at protest in Soweto, near Johannesburg. Photo: AP

South Africa riots: death toll hits 72 after jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma

  • Ten people were trampled to death during looting at a mall, as police and the military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to try to halt the unrest
  • The violence broke out after former president Zuma began serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court on Thursday

Topic |   South Africa
A policeman takes aim with his weapon at protest in Soweto, near Johannesburg. Photo: AP A policeman takes aim with his weapon at protest in Soweto, near Johannesburg. Photo: AP
A policeman takes aim with his weapon at protest in Soweto, near Johannesburg. Photo: AP
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