South Africa is now in almost complete chaos as mass looting and rioting, encouraged by the country’s far-left, has gripped the country in the last several days, leaving many citizens no choice but to arm themselves in defense of their lives and property.
As The Daily Wire reports:
The most severe riots in decades continue to rock South Africa, reportedly begun when socialist operatives objected to the conviction of former left-wing President Jacob Zuma.
Rioting, looting and widespread — often xenophobic — violence began in Johannesburg and Durban, spreading to numerous cities over the weekend. “Parts of the country are reeling from several days and nights of public violence, destruction of property and looting of the sort rarely seen before in the history of our democracy,” said current South African President Cyril Ramphosa in a heartfelt address to the nation on Monday. “It started with the burning of trucks … in KwaZulu-Natal this past Saturday and was followed by blockades of roads in the northern parts of the province and the looting of shops.”
Rioters stopped traffic on the highways and incinerated at least 30 trucks. Even medical providers were not spared. Gangs stoned ambulances, preventing them from caring for rioting victims and people suffering from everyday illnesses. A representative for the ambulance company said, “There is no access to medical treatment for these sick patients.”
Rioters proceeded to attack one another inside Johannesburg’s Hillbrow clinic while they were healing from their wounds, and a mob tried to attack the clinic itself.
Over 70 people have so far been killed in the violence with the chaos showing no signs of letting up.
Armed citizens were also filmed opening fire on a mob of looters: