JOHANNESBURG: Riots in South Africa have left a mother in a quandary when she was in a market with her daughter and protesters set shops on fire.
According to the report of the news agency, the ongoing riots in South Africa are intensifying with each passing day, in which hundreds of protesters and civilians have been killed so far, including the police personnel.
Protesters set fire to shops on the ground floor as a woman named Nalidi Mayoni entered a building in the Durban area with her daughter to shop.
People ran for their lives after the shops caught fire, while a month-old girl was standing on the balcony.
The mother threw her daughter down from the first floor where people caught her, fortunately the girl was not injured.
[WATCH] Toddler rescued from a fire. Looters started a fire after stealing everything from the shops on the ground floor. They then set fire to the building, affecting apartments upstairs. Neighbors caught the little girl#ShutdownKZN watch BBCWorld for more pic.twitter.com/LTMTAa7WAz
– Nomsa Maseko (omsnomsa_maseko) July 13, 2021
The whole scene was captured on camera by Thothoka Zondi, a BBC cameraman reporting riots in South Africa, in which a mother can be seen throwing her baby down.
According to the report, the girl is two years old. Her mother grabbed her by the arms and threw her down. The people standing below easily grabbed her by the legs and torso.
This was too painful to watch pic.twitter.com/WL964kZUWH
– Katlie_Moo▪️ (Katlie_Moo▪️) July 13, 2021