On 12 July 2021, president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the riots, saying that the acts of public violence have been "rarely seen" in democratic South Africa. Ramaphosa referred to the riots as opportunistic acts of violence, citing the lack of grievance, nor any political cause, that can justify the destruction by the protestors.
South African riots to cost $1.7 billion in insurance claims
The rioting that erupted in parts of South Africa in July over former President Jacob Zuma's imprisonment caused damage worth $1.7 billion (25 billion rand), according to the state insurance company handling the claims.
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South Africa last riots damage worth $1.7 billion- says state insurance company
Sasria, South Africa’s government insurance company that covers special risks like public disorder, riots and terrorism is now seeking funds from President Cyril Ramaphosa's government to cover all the claims from businesses and individuals who suffered damages during the riots.
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Jul 27, 2021 · Riots in South Africa: Causes and Consequences. On June 29, 2021, a South African court found former President Jacob Zuma, who led that nation from 2009 to 2018, guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months in prison. Shortly after that, Jacob Zuma tried to challenge the court’s decision, but on July 9, 2021, the superior court ...
Jul 30, 2021 · South Africa is burning! We are currently enduring riots, arsons, and multiple deaths; also, gunfire and warfare tactics waged from taxi minivans. Shopping centers, motorcar showrooms, retail stores, and factories are being burnt to the ground.
Aug 08, 2021 · In July 2021, South Africa was swept by the largest wave of violence seen since the fall of apartheid in 1994. The protests that began on July 8 have quickly turned into pogroms that involved thousands of people. The nominal cause for the outbreak of riots was the arrest of a former President of South Africa Jacob Zuma on charges of corruption.
Sep 04, 2021 · Sept. 4, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET. PHOENIX, South Africa — The blows thundered down — bats, a hammer, a field hockey stick — as Njabulo Dlamini lay curled on the pavement, trying to summon the ...
Jul 19, 2021 · South Africa’s riots are a warning to the world. By . ... July 19, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. EDT. By . Ishaan Tharoor. Columnist. July 19, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. EDT ... but South Africa offers some of the ...