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‘Embrace the Indians’: Zulu King asks his people to stop riots after Zuma jailed

During his address on live television on Wednesday, Misuzulu KaZwelithini appealed to the fellow Zulus to consider the damage being done through violence and looting, and take a great step back.

The looting and violence started off as a protest against the 15-month imprisonment of the former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma – also of Zulu descent, for contempt of court. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
The looting and violence started off as a protest against the 15-month imprisonment of the former president of South Africa Jacob Zuma – also of Zulu descent, for contempt of court. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 11:11 AM IST
By | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Deaths climb to 72 in South Africa riots after Zuma jailed

Many of the deaths in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces occurred in chaotic stampedes as thousands of people stole food, electric appliances, liquor and clothing from stores, police Maj. Gen. Mathapelo Peters said in a statement Tuesday night.

Soldiers patrol at a shopping centre in Soweto, Johannesburg, Tuesday July 13, 2021. (AP)
Soldiers patrol at a shopping centre in Soweto, Johannesburg, Tuesday July 13, 2021. (AP)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 02:55 AM IST
PTI | , Johannesburg

South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma gets 15 months in prison for contempt

South Africa's apex court has ordered Zuma, who was not present in court for the ruling, to hand himself over within five days to a police station in his hometown, or in Johannesburg.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.(AP / File)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.(AP / File)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 04:13 PM IST

Corruption trial against South African ex-President Jacob Zuma to start in May

Zuma stands accused of rampant corruption during his tenure as deputy president from 1999 and later as president from 2009 to 2018, although he denies any wrongdoing.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears in court on charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.(File Photo / REUTERS)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears in court on charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.(File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Feb 23, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Reuters | , Johannesburg
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