Dozens of people have been killed amid looting and rioting across South Africa sparked by protests against the jailing last week of former President Jacob Zuma. The former politician faces corruption and contempt of court charges.
The military has been deployed to help with an overwhelmed police force dealing with the unrest, however some residents have felt forced to organise protection units while authorities remain overstretched.
The Telegraph explains with the help of on-the-ground journalists what is happening in the nation and why – and what might happen next.
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