In the culmination of a long legal drama seen as a test of the post-apartheid state's ability to enforce the rule of law, Jacob Zuma hands himself in to begin a prison sentence imposed when he failed to front a corruption inquiry.
A section of a highway is closed after reports of shooting at passing vehicles and shops have been looted, mostly in the country's commercial centre of Johannesburg, as 62 people are arrested amid the violence.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The death toll climbed to 72 from rioting in South Africa on Tuesday, with many people trampled to death during looting at stores, as police and the military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to try to halt the unrest set off by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - In one of the largest deployments of soldiers since the end of white minority rule, 25,000 South African troops began taking up positions Thursday to help quell weeklong riots sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Standing before a looted mall and surrounded by soldiers, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed Friday to restore order to the country after a week of violence set off by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.