Over seventy people have been killed during riots that have plagued the South African provinces of Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal which has experienced multiple days of looting and destruction.

Although the riots are thought to be a direct response to the imprisonment of former South African President, Jacob Zuma, decades worth of anger, poverty, and political unrest are likely to be the main motivations of the devastating riots.


Produced By: Ayla Liebenberg

Featured In Story: Peter Limb, former President of The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific, and Vanessa Farr, South African Resident, member of the Centre of Environmental Humanities University of Cape Town

First aired on The Wire, Thursday, 15 July 2021