South Africa: Durban’s Week of Anarchy

South Africa was gripped by a frenzy of looting and arson - the worst scenes of violence since the advent of democracy in 1994
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Two weeks after South Africa was gripped by a frenzy of looting and arson - the worst scenes of violence since the advent of democracy in 1994 - the makeshift road blocks and mounds of rubbish in the port city of Durban have been cleared away.

But soldiers continue to patrol tense neighbourhoods devastated by a week of anarchy that left more than 300 people dead.

"Everything is gone. I have no insurance. I'm worried about the future of South Africa. I'm worried about the future of my kids," said entrepreneur Dawn Shabalala, whose four small shops were looted - down to the last water pipe and electrical fitting.

She recalled watching in horror and frustration as overstretched local police made no attempt to stop the destruction.

"I fear it can happen again. But where do I go? What do I do?"

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