- World-class DJ and producer Black Coffee explained his views on South Africa’s looting and unrest to CNN
- Black Coffee shared his personal perspectives in a video that was hosted by CNN during a live news report
- The update comes soon after the house music entertainer sent a couple of messages on social media to condemn the situation
As extensively reported by Briefly over the past three weeks, South Africa descended into burning destruction as protestors looted businesses across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
The unrest was sparked by former President Jacob Zuma’s arrest after he refused to testify in the Zondo Commission trial investigation. The violent protests to demand Zuma's arrest affected thousands of businesses, including multiple deaths caused by stampedes.
He said in the interview:
“It's the local people defending the community, but tomorrow when everything goes back to normal, the locals and the community don't have the contracts in the mall. The contracts are held by people who are not in the community. And that's how you start fixing the problems.
“Instead, he said, people probably felt like “they are destroying what's been there and what's not theirs even though somehow it benefits them”.
“It’s from a South African who is concerned about the future of the country and the continent.”
Phoenix unrest: Families of victims plead for justice after killings
Briefing the media on Friday, Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni confirmed that the death toll following the unrest of the past week stood at 212.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala, who was the recent subject of a barrage of criticism after a video of him assaulting a suspected looter on live television surfaced, is reportedly leading a delegation on a visit to the grieving families.
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