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South Africa riots: death toll rises to 72 as police, protesters clash

by Kunle Awosiyan
South Africa riot

At least, 72 people have been reported dead as violence continues across major cities in South Africa following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma.

There are reports of widespread looting and violent clashes between some of the protesters and the police authorities.

The military have been deployed to help the police which since the unrest began last week.

South African police say 12 people suspected of provoking the riots have been identified while a total of 1,234 people had been arrested.

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