At least 72 people have been killed in days of protests and looting in South Africa.

The violence has been recorded as one of the worst in the country in recent years.

According to the police, attempts have been made on Tuesday to restore calm in some parts of the country.

The reason for the development can be linked to former South African President Jacob Zuma, who turned himself in to authorities last week, to serve a 15-month jail term for contempt of court.

Meanwhile, he has denied some allegations several times, and refused to appear at an anti-corruption commission to face several allegations.

The 79-year-old has been accused of some allegations like, bribery, fraud and others.

Reports from police ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba, the Township of Soweto, has recorded the death of 10 people who died in a stampede, while.  More than 1,200 others have been arrested in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal.