South Africa military deployed to tackle violence over Former President Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment | South African military has been deployed to places like airports amid ongoing violence;
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Ex-president’s supporters loot shops and block highways as South Africa’s highest court rules on whether to uphold sentence.
- Supporters of Zuma looted shops and blocked highways with burning barricades over the weekend. On Monday the breakdown in order appeared to be spreading, with significant numbers of incidents of opportunistic looting reported in large cities including Durban and Johannesburg, the country’s commercial hub.
- Police and witnesses described both looters and protesters armed with heavy sticks and there were multiple reports of the use of firearms.