President Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly deployed soldiers to the affected regions of the protest in order to quell the violence that has erupted during demonstrations supporting ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma.

At the moment, hundreds of the soldiers have been deployed to two provinces namely Guateng and KwaZulu-Natal. The latter is the home province of Jacob Zuma.

Soldiers will also be deployed to Johannesburg, the commercial hub of South Africa which is witnessing widespread violence.