The South African government plans to deploy 25,000 troops after days of widespread looting and violence.
The military deployment – to counter riots sparked by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma – would be the biggest since the end of apartheid.
At least 117 people have died and more than 2,000 have been arrested in South Africa’s worst unrest in years.
Hundreds of shops and businesses have been looted and the government says it is acting to prevent food shortages.
Citizens are arming themselves and forming vigilante groups to protect their property from the rampage.
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