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Death toll in South Africa unrest rises to 32

Soldiers in South Africa have stepped up deployment on a mission to quell looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma, as the death toll from the violence rises to 32.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last night that he was dispatching troops to help overwhelmed police halt the unrest and “restore order.” But stores in Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg, the capital of southeastern KwaZulu-Natal province, were hit by looters for a fifth day running.

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