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Why the arrest of former South African President Zuma sparked protests, violence, and looting

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A group of men shout as they try to enter a shopping mall in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, South Africa on July 14.
Themba Hadebe/Associated Press
Years of turmoil heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic boiled over in South Africa with the imprisonment of ex-president Jacob Zuma.
South Africa was "volatile" even before Zuma turned himself over to police, a political scientist told Insider.
Violent unrest and looting has rocked South Africa since Zuma's imprisonment last week.
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