Why the arrest of former South African President Zuma sparked protests, violence, and looting

Pathfinders director Liv Tørres spoke to Business Insider about the volatile social and economic scenarios in South Africa over the past decade, which culminated in the arrest of former president Zuma.

"What has been growing over years and years has been both an increasing level of tension and anger," explained Tørres. "Anger among the poor that the promises they were given during the transition to democracy about delivery of jobs and future hopes have not been kept, basically."

Read the full article at Business Insider here.

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Jul 14, 2021
Liv Tørres
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