OREANDA-NEWS  South African police are trying to know what happened in the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces when six people died while there were protests which were caused the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. Almost 220 people were detained  because of the riots, according to the local newspaper TimesLive, citing police.

Brenda Muridili, a spokeswoman of the South African National Joint Operations and Intelligence Agency (NatJOINTS), said that there was found one body with gunshot wounds on Sunday morning in Gauteng . Police officers then found the body of a guard and two others with gunshot wounds in the same province. In KwaZulu-Natal, two were reported killed.

In addition, 219 people were detained in two provinces: 96 in Gauteng and 123 in KwaZulu-Natal. Police stepped up their deployment in all areas affected by the protests.