As the situation overwhelmed the Police, about 2500 soldiers have been deployed to quell the unrest in South Africa over the 15-month jail term sentence of former President, Jacob Zuma.
Violence and looting have become the order of the day in the home province of the former president of South Africa KwaZulu-Natal and the Gauteng provinces over the jailing Jacob Zuma.
Agitators have, since last week Zuma handed himself over to the authorities, been expressing their grievances on the issue.
According to Reuters, not less than 30 people have been killed, many shops, filling stations, government buildings have been looted and forced closed.
Also, about 500 people have been arrested in connection with the violence.
The violent demonstration according to the report was further fuelled by frustration over the economic implications of COVID-19 pandemic, poverty and inequality.