25,000 troops deployed to quell South Africa riots, 117 dead

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In one of the largest deployments of soldiers since the end of white minority rule, 25,000 South African troops began taking up positions Thursday to help quell weeklong riots sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. At least 117 people have been killed in the violence, authorities said. The government … Continue reading 25,000 troops deployed to quell South Africa riots, 117 dead