The mass outbreak of looting and shooting in South Africa has claimed the lives of over 70 people, and President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the current chaos as the worst unrest the country has experienced since before the end of apartheid rule. 

Widespread violence involving the raiding of shops and offices has wrecked hundreds of businesses. 

What are the reasons for the unrest ?

The unrest was sparked by the jailing of former South African President Jacob Zuma last week, who is set to serve a 15-month sentence for contempt of court.