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72 Killed Amid Growing Unrest in South Africa

HeadlineJul 14, 2021

In South Africa, police said the death toll from ongoing protests and unrest has risen to at least 72 people. Over 1,200 people have been arrested. The demonstrations erupted after former President Jacob Zuma, who was charged with contempt of court, began his 15-month jail sentence for refusing to testify in a corruption probe. Demonstrators have expressed frustration with entrenched poverty and inequity as South Africa battles a devastating wave of COVID-19.

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