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Death Toll in South Africa Riots
Rises to 276, Minister Says

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Posted By: AltaD, 7/22/2021 11:48:35 AM

Johannesburg  - The death toll from recent riots in South Africa has risen to 276, and police are investigating 168 cases for murder, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday. The unrest started as protests over former president Jacob Zuma's jailing two weeks ago in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal.(Snip)Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, acting minister in the presidency, told a news conference there were now 234 deaths linked to the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and 42 in Gauteng. Authorities have managed to bring the violence under control. But the economic cost is estimated at 20 billion rand ($1.37 billion) in KwaZulu-Natal alone, as 161 shopping malls, 11 warehouses and eight factories were extensively damaged.  CORRECTION*

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone 7/22/2021 11:52:17 AM (No. 853550)
Taking a clue from the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/22/2021 12:28:34 PM (No. 853603)
They're almost catching up to Portland.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 7/22/2021 12:37:53 PM (No. 853622)
Heading down the sad, ugly path to Zimbabwe. This is very sad. Fifteen years ago, when we spent about three weeks visiting and driving around South Africa, it was still a very nice place, although I was warned to stay out of Jo-burg as much as possible for safety reasons. We drove around a good portion of the eastern part of the country, visited friends of friends and enjoyed a lovely countryside, Kruger Park. But, even then, things were starting to get a bit odd, due to rising crime. Go into an auto parts store to get a bit of car wax ....and discover that everything is behind the counter. You have to ask for any item, and they get it. Shoplifting prevention. Foreshadowing what is now happening in SanFran. I wonder how much longer white people can hang on? They have centuries of family roots there, and own land, buildings and businesses, but eventually they will be only able to escape with their lives. It has been difficult/impossible to get any significant amount of money out of the country for years, so you can't 'sell out and run'.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: moebellini3 7/22/2021 12:59:42 PM (No. 853646)
So what else is new with the continent of Africa. Been the same for a thousand years. Same people, same problems. But SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, can't talk about it..
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 7/22/2021 1:37:48 PM (No. 853685)
No need forhand wringing about riots and destrution in South Africa. Africans like it that way.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: qr4j 7/22/2021 2:41:37 PM (No. 853736)
Wait. Is this South Africa or Minneapolis? Sleepy Joe must be rubbing off. I'm confused.
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