Violent protests: You’re on your own, baby!
The real heroes, though, were a patchily armed citizenry. Contrary to the lurid warnings of many, the militias appear to have been generally well disciplined and restrained.
Rioting looters can be seen in Alexandria township in Johannesburg during the day's protests accross Gauteng, 12 July 2021, Johannesburg. Picture: Jacques Nelles