South Africa is reeling from the unrest that has gripped the country for the last two weeks and is still simmering, and the nation’s major law firms are frantically dealing with the fallout that has affected their staff, clients, and indeed the communities around them, as food supplies run dry and many fear for their safety.

The nation was beset by unrest after its former president, Jacob Zuma, was earlier in July jailed for 15 months for contempt of court for defying its order to appear at an inquiry into corruption while he was leader, leading to tensions between Zuma loyalists and those who support current president Cyril Ramaphosa.