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At least 75 people have been killed after a protest that sparked up in the wake of supporters against former president  Jacob Zuma’s prison sentence.

The former president had been sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court after failing to make an appearance in a corruption case and finally turning himself in for the police, days after trying to contest the judgment.

 

Crowds purported to be Zuma’s supporters had clashed with police and looting or burned shopping malls on Tuesday as more death are being reported in what observers are tagging the worst violence in decades in South Africa.

The crisis has equally turned out to be a general outpouring of anger over inequality that persists 27 years after the fall of apartheid.

President Cyril Ramaphosa as of today has dispatched the military to help complement the efforts of the overwhelmed police to bring the unrest under control.

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