South Africa violence reflects ‘toxic mixtures of unequal society,’ cleric says

(YAOUNDÈ, Cameroon) – To capture the bleak mood in South Africa, which is reeling from a new wave of violence that compounds long-standing political and social tensions, Father Peter John Pearson, head of the Parliamentary Liaison Office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, needs just five words. “These are difficult days indeed,” Pearson told Crux. At least 72 people so far have died, some of whom were trampled to death after violence broke out in two South Africa provinces, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma.

South Africa violence reflects ‘toxic mixtures of unequal society,’ cleric says

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