The leader of South Africa's government, Cyril Ramaphosa saw the damage wrought by seven days of rioting for himself, on a trip to Durban.
He told Sky's Africa correspondent John Sparks "we must rebuild together, it's a horrible situation."
Townships and cities in the provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, where Durban is situated, were overwhelmed by waves of looting and anarchy over course of seven agonising days.
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