A mother was forced to throw her young child from a burning building during rioting in South Africa set off by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.
Footage shot by media outlets captured the child being thrown from a building in the city of Durban that was on fire after ground-floor shops were looted.
The mother and child were later safely reunited.
In the video, a person was holding the baby on the first floor of the building while a group of people was standing on the ground floor, all set to catch the baby.
The person on the first floor carefully let the baby go, and the group standing down immediately caught the kid. Everyone was seen cheering as the kid was saved.
More than 1,200 people have been arrested in the lawlessness that has raged in poor areas of two provinces, where a community radio station was ransacked and forced off the air yesterday and some COVID-19 vaccination centres were closed, disrupting urgently needed inoculations.
Many of the deaths in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces occurred in chaotic stampedes as thousands of people stole food, electric appliances, liquor and clothing from stores, police Major-General Mathapelo Peters said in a statement last night.