Ramaphosa blasts 'ethnic mobilisation' in pro-Zuma unrest, violence across the country

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A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer walks between burnt cars at a car showroom in Jeppestown, Johannesburg.
A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer walks between burnt cars at a car showroom in Jeppestown, Johannesburg.
LUCA SOLA / AFP

When President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the podium on Sunday night, he somewhat glossed over new Covid-19 regulations as another looming challenge needed his attention.

Ramaphosa's address on Sunday night came amid looting and violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng by rioters who were provoked by those calling for former president Jacob Zuma's release from jail.

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