Six people killed as violence sweeps across Gauteng and KZN, 219 arrests

The police on Monday said they are investigating the circumstances around the deaths of six people since violent protests erupted in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Spokesperson for the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints), Col Brenda Muridili explained that, 219 arrests were made in the two provinces — 96 in Gauteng and 123 in KZN.

She said the police had intensified deployments in all the areas in Gauteng and KZN affected by the protests, as the damage to property and looting of stores continued overnight.