What is happening in South Africa? Riots after Jacob Zuma’s arrest
SummaryProtests over jailing of former leader spiral into unrest and looting amid a record Covid-19 outbreak
The arrest of former South African President Jacob Zuma this month has triggered looting and violence in the country’s two most populous provinces amid a record wave of Covid-19 infections. Current President Cyril Ramaphosa said the unrest was the result of an orchestrated campaign to start an insurrection against South Africa’s constitutional order.