President Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8:30pm tonight


President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the country at 20:30 on Friday with an update on the government’s response to the riots and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

In a media briefing on Friday, the President stated that those seeking to destabilise South Africa ‘have so far failed’ – and he has a comprehensive message for the people believed to be behind this billion-rand looting spree.

This evening’s address follows the President’s visit earlier today to Ethekwini to assess the aftermath of public violence and looting.

The unrest first started on July 9, after former president Jacob Zuma started serving a 15-month term for contempt of court.

The President will speak on stronger measures to restore order and secure the supply of essential goods.