[Seoul Yonhap News]It was found that no damage to local Koreans has been confirmed at this time in connection with the riots in South Africa protesting the imprisonment of former President Zuma. A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Choi Young-sam revealed at a press conference on the 13th. However, it is said that mobs have plundered some Korean companies, mainly in Durban in the southeast, and set fire to factories, causing physical damage. LG Electronics’ factory in Durban was severely damaged on the morning of the 10th (local time), including two mob looting and arson, burning production facilities and distribution warehouses. Currently, it is difficult to approach the factory, so the specific scale of damage is unknown. Choi explained, “The government will pay close attention to the situation of intensifying demonstrations in South Africa and will actively take necessary measures to protect the property of Korean companies.” Foreign ministry officials continued to request that the embassy increase police and military mobilization through local officials and other officials in connection with the damage to the LG factory, but “mobs and demonstrators were around (the scene). It is not easy to enter). ” According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is estimated that there are currently about 3,300 Korean residents in South Africa.