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South Africa recently experienced some of the worst violence in modern times. Veteran journalist, Peta Thornycroft, explains how the rainbow nation descended into such chaos.

July 28, 2021

Season03, Episode 20 - Last week, South Africa experienced some of the worst violence in modern times. The rainbow nation, with arguably the world’s most liberal constitution, erupted into violent riots, sparked by a toxic mix of unemployment, corruption, political tension, and tribal nationalism following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma.

As the world looked on in shock, I ask veteran journalist, Peta Thornycroft, how Africa’s poster child for equality and economic progress, descended into such chaos.

Photos: Top L: Veteran journalist, Peta Thornycroft. Top R: Former SA President, Jacob Zuma.

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