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South Africa: Death toll rises, as riot continues

Unrest in South Africa has claimed 212 lives, the government said on Friday, a sharp jump from the 117 deaths announced the previous day.

South Africa: Death toll rises, as riot continues
Khumbudzo

Government minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni told a news conference most of the new fatalities had occurred in the southeastern province of KwaZulu-Natal province, the epicentre of the violence.

South Africa: Death toll rises, as riot continues
Cyril

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is due to address the nation on Friday night, said earlier that the unrest had been “planned” and the government would hunt down those responsible.

South Africa: Death toll rises, as riot continues

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