Unrest swiftly degenerated into looting which destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed over 200 people, driven by widespread anger over the poverty and inequality that persist nearly three decades after the end of white minority rule.
President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed soldiers to help police halt the violence and looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. At least 72 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.
A number of vehicles and businesses were burned and a Covid-19 testing facility in the city of Urk had been destroyed.
The museum said it has been working with law enforcement agencies to return the works smuggled out during recent periods of conflict.
Residents in the city of Palu have turned to looting after struggling to find food, water and other essentials as government aid has been slow, struggling to reach several areas.
Inflation and food shortage have resulted in looting across Venezuela as people wait in queues for hours to get their basic needs.
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