After an alleged looting attack in South Africa, a mother was forced to throw her toddler off the building.
A mother was forced to toss her toddler from a building in South Africa after it was allegedly set on fire by looters.
Many civilians have been affected by rioting and looting in South Africa.
In Durban, a mother was forced to throw her infant from a building after looters allegedly set fire to it.
Protests occurred after former President Jacob Zuma was arrested and sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court.
The demonstrations, however, soon devolved into violence and looting, with at least 45 people killed.
People below were able to safely catch the infant, and the mother was eventually reunited with her child.
Other stuck occupants in the building were helped by neighbors and passers-by.
Security business workers had been compelled to retreat and not engage due to the large number of looters.
Over the previous three days, a man who asked to remain anonymous told the BBC that he and his private security firm have gotten very little sleep.
He informed the broadcaster that he believes he only slept for two hours during that time, while the rest of his employees survived on energy drinks.
He went on to say that looters had wrecked multiple buildings and that three security personnel have been slain during the weekend.
They have returned to their homes in their own neighborhoods.
“We’ve gone to an area where we’ll observe them steal,” he explained.
“Do not harm us; we are not interfering with them.”
Former President Jacob Zuma was convicted last month for ignoring a constitutional court order to testify at a high-level corruption investigation during his nine years in power.
According to Zuma’s foundation, there will be no peace in South Africa until he is out from prison.
“Peace and stability in South Africa are directly tied to President Zuma’s swift release,” it added in a tweet.