Jacob Zuma supporters take violence to South Africa's commercial hub

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in jail and his supporters are causing violence in the country's cities. On Sunday, violence reached Johannesburg, South Africa's commercial hub. Cars were burnt, shops were looted and stick-wielding protesters were seen on the street. Violence hit Durban as well. Here is a look at the mayhem that unfolded.

Spate of violence

Stick-wielding protesters march through the streets as violence following the jailing of former South African President Jacob Zuma spread to the country's main economic hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 11, 2021

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Zuma supporters take to streets

There was no containing the crowds. Police were hard pressed to control the situation.

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Police in action

A police officer detains a suspect during a protest

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Damage to property

The remains of a burnt car and a sign block the road after stick-wielding protesters marched through the streets

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Assessing the damage

Police walk past a shop looted in protests

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