117 killed in violent protests in S. Africa

Added On July 16, 2021

According to South Africa's Acting Minister in the Presidency, a total of 117 people have lost their lives during violent protests which have been taking place for a week in the country.

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said 26 deaths had been recorded in Gauteng, while 91 lives were lost in KwaZulu-Natal.   She said the situation is improving in Gauteng province while KwaZulu-Natal is still volatile but was slowly moving toward stability.   
A total of 2,203 arrests were made in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, or KZN. Among them, 725 were in Gauteng and 1,478 in KZN.   
She said the government was concerned over the supply chain and movement of goods.
She added police have arrested one of the 12 people who were suspected of inciting people to commit crime.