SA is on a knife edge as violent riots have escalated to the point of police being in running battles with in some cases thousands of protesters organised to loot and then burn malls and warehouses and sabotage strategic infrastructure.

So far, the effect of the deployment of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to assist the police with their operations to quell violence, which erupted on Friday in KwaZulu-Natal before spreading to parts of Gauteng, has been minimal as the looting continued well into Tuesday...

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