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July Unrest: Townships still feeling after-effects

25 February 2022

JOHANNESBURG - Community leaders have warned that if no one is held accountable for the July unrest then there is a risk of it happening again.

The South African Human Rights Commission hearings resumed on Thursday with testimony from community leaders from Soweto and Alexandra.

The community leaders say that many who participated in the looting did so out of desperation and those who lost their jobs are still unemployed.

The July 2021 unrest began in KwaZulu-Natal and spread to parts of Gauteng saw the looting of malls, businesses, and damage to infrastructure.

More than 300 people lost their lives.

Source: eNCA

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