Violence in South Africa is said to be a pre-planned attack on democracy. The violence during the protest had put the country at rest. This has been stated by South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Riots got violent when former President Jacob Zuma surrendered himself to the police. The death had risen to 212.
Cuma’s followers reacted violently to the imprisonment of their leader and major blockading roads and calling for a shutdown to demand his release. The protests decreased into riots on a scale rarely seen in South Africa.
Police in the country has been giving full security to the food deliveries of the supermarkets after there were several loots after the protest broke out.
Estimated $1bn worth of stock had been stolen in KwaZulu-Natal along with least 800 retail shops, a mayor in the province said.
Mr Ramaphosa said in a visit to KwaZulu-Natal noted that it has been quite clear that all those incidents of unrest and looting had been instigated. Some people planned that and coordinated it: KwaZulu-Natal has been Mr Zuma’s home province and the epicentre of the violence. Mr Ramaphosa said that the riots were an attempt to hijack South Africa’s democracy.
In KwaZulu-Natal, many have been queuing for food, sometimes from the early hours of the morning, just to get a few items. Due to this, police in the country has been giving total security to the food deliveries of the supermarkets.
When the people were asked at the affected areas, told that they are tensed about the supply of the formulas and nappies that are useful for their children.
The week of fury in the area has left streets broken or blocked by rioters, and the government needs to ensure the food supply would not be disrupted, said Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, an acting minister.
Soldiers have been deployed to possible flashpoints, and police have been protecting the transportation of oxygen, medicines and other essential goods.
In a 30-minute televised address later on Friday, Mr Ramaphosa said there was no food shortage or supplies and urged people against panic buying.