“The killings, as well as the widespread destruction of small, uninsured businesses in townships, underscore the bitter irony of this wave of violence born of anger at inequality: Most of its victims are the poor and dispossessed, and many are ethnic Zulus, members of the same tribe from which former president Jacob Zuma draws his most fervent support. It was his jailing last week that set off the protests that quickly devolved into the worst unrest South Africa has seen since apartheid ended in 1994.” WaPo: ‘I am broken’: South African communities are gutted by a wave of looting, arson and loss. (There are many drivers of the violence and failures on the part of South African security forces, etc. But it’s worth noting that the trigger was the arrest of a former president…)