South Africa unrest death toll jumps to more than 300
Aljazeera says rioting in South Africa this month has claimed 337 lives, the government said on Thursday, marking a further jump in the death toll from the 276 announced the previous day.
“The South African police has revised the total number of deaths in Gauteng [province] to 79 and KwaZulu-Natal to 258 as related to the unrest,” said Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, a minister in the president’s office.
She added that some of the latest deaths were of people succumbing to injuries sustained during the riots.
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