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Ramaphosa to visit worst-hit province as South Africa violence eases

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was due to visit KwaZulu-Natal province – one of the flashpoints of a spasm of violence and heartland of support for his predecessor Jacob Zuma – on Friday as the unrest appeared to abating. Some companies worked to restart operations after days of looting and arson that destroyed hundreds of businesses and left more than 100 people dead. Calm was returning in parts of the main commercial city Johannesburg, even though most shops remain closed, and operations at the ports of Durban and Richards Bay were improving. Ramaphosa’s off…

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