Army deployment begins in South Africa to stop violence, death toll in violent incidents rises to 117
Armed truck gunmen and helicopters have been deployed in South Africa's Guateng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces to stop a week-long violence. These military forces will be deployed in Guateng and KwaZulu Natal areas including Johannesburg.
South Africa's military has started deploying 25,000 military forces to prevent violence and riots in support of former President Jacob Zuma.
In 1994, the largest army was deployed since the time of the minority government of whites. The South African National Defense Force then called in 12,000 military forces.
Armed trucks, gunmen and helicopters have been deployed to stop week-long violence in South Africa's Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. These military forces will be deployed in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal areas including Johannesburg. However, violence has spread to seven other provinces as well. But the police have been alerted. Military forces have also been deployed in Maponya Mall in Soweto. Military forces have also started patrolling in these provinces.
Meanwhile, violence and looting have decreased in South Africa, but the death toll has risen to 117, according to Reuters. Hundreds of shops have been destroyed due to the violence. Violence is visible in the port city of Durban. Robbers looted shops here and there was an atmosphere of racial tension. However, shopkeepers and other residents in the main commercial city of Johannesburg cleaned up the rubble and are calculating the damage caused by the violence.