South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa said the unrest that ripped through the country last week was stabilising and calm has been restored to most of the affected areas. He added the destruction will cost the country billions of rand. Mr Ramaphosa addressed the nation yesterday over the rioting that broke out after his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, was jailed for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry.
The unrest swiftly degenerated into looting, which has destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed over 200 people. President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the police has arrested over 2,500 people suspected to be involved in inciting violence and that these cases are being prioritised. He said they will extinguish the fires that are raging, and stamp out every last ember.