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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Condemns Violence at Anti-Racism Protest

President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the violence that has erupted at Brackenfell High School. This follows protesting EFF members having been attacked by parents at the school who reportedly hosted a private event strictly for white students.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has recently condemned the violence that has erupted outside Brackenfell High School in Johannesburg. The violence first erupted yesterday after members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) peacefully protested outside the school with regards to a private Matric farewell dance that recently took place and was reportedly a "whites only" event. The incident has divided South Africans. Some have sided with the actions of the parents who they feel are currently trying to protect their children's right to an education during a particularly stressful time. Others have defended the EFF and what they feel is admittedly a greater issue at play—continued racism in the country.

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South Africans Condemn Police Brutality During Coronavirus Lockdown

A number of videos have emerged on social media allegedly showing the intimidation and assault of several Black South Africans by law enforcement.

South Africa recently began a nationwide lockdown in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been deployed across the nation to aid the police in ensuring that the rules of the lockdown are upheld. However, disturbing footage has emerged on social media allegedly depicting law enforcement agents assaulting Black South Africans.

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