Reuters reported that the mother of the little girl, a 26-year-old Naledi Manyoni, on Wednesday said she was on n the 16th floor when the fire started on Tuesday. She ran down the stairs with her daughter.
The 26-year-old mother e her way to a shelf above the street and threw the 2-year-old child to the group of people standing on the road while onlookers screamed as a result of her action.
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“After throwing her, I held my head in shock, but they caught her,”. “She kept saying, ‘Mama you threw me down there.’ She was scared,” Manyoni confirmed to Reuters.
“What was important was for my daughter to be out of that situation… I couldn’t escape alone and leave her behind,” She added.
The report has it that Seventy-two people so far have lost their lives and more than 1,200 people arrested since the former president Jacob Zuma started his 15-month jail term, which led to a protest that turned violent.
The protests, which began in Jacob Zuma’s home province KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, has also turned into much looting, riots and arson in provincial Durban and Johannesburg, the commercial hub of South Africa.
The South African government also confirmed that 208 incidents of looting and vandalism on Wednesday were recorded, as this increased the number of troops deployed to 5,000
It was also gathered that the President of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa had met the leaders of political parties whom he alerted that parts of the country “may soon be running short of basic provisions following the extensive disruption of food, fuel and medicine supply chains”.