KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has come under fire for allegedly assaulting a man believed to be linked to looting
Zikalala was in Riverhorse Valley, north of Durban, on Wednesday where hundreds of looters had been targeting warehouses, trucks and businesses since Sunday.
Shortly after the premier left the area, police began firing rubber bullets,
Social media users slammed Zikalala after a video screened on Newsroom Afrika on Thursday in which a man, believed to be a looter, is caught and hit on the back. The young man however manages to escape and flee.