South Africa: what’s behind the riots? | The Economist

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The incarceration of Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, has sparked widespread riots and looting in which at least 200 people have been killed and more than 3,000 have been arrested. Our correspondent in Johannesburg gives his take on the unfolding crisis.

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