Anatomy of a violent July: Data mapping shows unrest was part of tactical plan to shut down SA

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SAPS officers stop looters from looting in central Durban.
SAPS officers stop looters from looting in central Durban.
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The violent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng following the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma was the result of a tactical, thought-out plan to shut down the country.

This is based on data from an analysis by News24, from its own reporting, and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

News24 and the ISS have trawled through news reports, official communication and confirmed reports of violence and looting across the country for the past three weeks to locate specific locations where acts of unrest happened.

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