‘We don’t know where to run’: South Africans brace for new wave of ‘devastating’ riots after ex-president Zuma jailed (VIDEO) | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

‘We don’t know where to run’: South Africans brace for new wave of ‘devastating’ riots after ex-president Zuma jailed (VIDEO)

Locals are preparing for the worst, after a wave of mass rioting and looting swept across South Africa, following the arrest of its former president. The military has been deployed to help police maintain order.

Rioters ran wild, ransacking large shopping malls and smaller businesses, emptying out ATMs, and setting buildings on fire.

As the wave of mayhem died down, residents formed cleaning crews and security watch teams to deal with the aftermath of what South African President Cyril Ramaphosa described as one of the worst instances of violence since the apartheid regime ended in the early 1990s.

“How dare we allow this mall to be looted? That’s why we're here,” Nhla Nhlaous, local community leader, told RT in Johannesburg, describing the need for volunteers to patrol the streets. “We’d rather have our lives ended. We can’t live on our knees.”

Others rushed to stock up with groceries and fuel, fearing that the looters might return.

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