MC Mining closed its Uitkomst colliery in KwaZulu-Natal as violence swept through the province, with looters and arsonists attacking businesses after protests against the 15-month imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma, spiralled out of control.

The company is the first to announce the closure of a mining operation due to the violence that started last week. Coal is mainly mined in northern KwaZulu-Natal, home to Zuma...

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