“When approached, the people are saying they [are] reacting to the violent provocation meted [sic] to them as manifested by incarcerating President Zuma without trial.”
In another tweet, the Foundation warned: “Peace and stability in South Africa is directly linked to the release of President Zuma with immediate effect.
“It was just pure malice to incarcerate President Zuma whilst litigation on his Detention Without Trial case (for a civil contempt) was on-going.”
What began as a small-scale demonstration in KwaZulu-Natal, soon escalated across South Africa’s provinces, with Zuma’s imprisonment posing as a catalyst for protests.
Province premier Sihle Zikala said many had died throughout KwaZulu-Natal as people flocked to loot food, electrical appliances, liquor and clothes.