South Africa: Protests over exorbitant electricity prices and food costs

South Africa: Protests over exorbitant electricity prices and food costs

2 Aug 2022 7:25 p.m

Social tensions at the former “Cape of Good Hope” have been escalating for months, culminating in robbery, murder and rape. Riots broke out near Johannesburg on Monday. At least four people died.

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Massive riots broke out in South Africa at the beginning of the week, leaving at least four dead and injured. The reason for this is the high energy and food costs.

Freelance journalist Henning Rosenbusch tweeted on Tuesday:

“South Africa: Protests over exorbitant electricity prices and rising cost of living. Roads were closed, fires set and cars burned in Tembisa. Two people were killed by police, two others ‘found dead’.”

In another tweet Monday, a local woman complained about high energy prices and posted her bill:

18 dead after two shootings in South Africa

In Africa’s second-strongest economy, social tensions have been escalating for weeks and turning violent. Dozens of men attacked a film crew at a disused mine near Johannesburg on Friday. They raped eight women between the ages of 19 and 35, some repeatedly. As they fled, the police shot dead two suspects. 82 other people were arrested.

more on the subject – Following the mass rape of eight women in South Africa: 82 suspects arrested

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