JOHANNESBURG - Over 750 people have been arrested in connection with the ongoing violent protests and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
The violence has resulted in major disruptions to businesses.
Roads have been blocked and malls looted.
Despite President Cyril Ramaphosa's appeal for calm on Monday night, looting continued in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The president said action will be taken against those who loot and continue with violence and intimidation.
The violence has continued unabated despite the deployment of 2,500 soldiers to support the police.
#JCPSCluster Ministers reveal that 757 people have been arrested.— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) July 13, 2021
In KZN a total of 304 and in Gauteng 453 were arrested.
Of concern is the loss of lives that has accompanied the incidence of violence and destruction to property. #ProtectSouthAfrica #ProtectSA