2021 July riots | Residents still feeling aftermath

DURBAN - More than two years on, KwaZulu-Natal residents still feel the effects of the 2021 July unrest.

More than people died in the unrest that took place in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

The unrest initially started as a result of the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.

But it quickly turned into a looting spree, where businesses were destroyed while thieves made off with appliances and food.

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Shopping centres were destroyed, jobs were lost and economic damage totalled over R50-billion.   

Some small business owners say the destruction forced them to stop operating.

Many residents say they're hopeful that the violence seen two years ago, isn't repeated.

* eNCA’s Lethiwe Mdluli filed this report.

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