South Africans are expected to face major food shortages in the wake of days of violent unrest across two key provinces, as rioters upend supply chains by looting supermarkets and torching goods trucks.
Gugulethu Mfuphi spoke to Christon van Rheede, Executive Director of the largest farmers organization, Agrisa about the looming shortage and what the extent of the shortage will be.
Footage of empty or sparse grocery-store shelves has been a staple of local news reports since the weekend, today there’s thousands of residents queuing for groceries and basic goods.
— Taliesha Naidoo (@Taliesha_Naidoo) July 14, 2021
Queue going to checkers, the actual mall is almost 2 kilometres away. I’ve been here since 6am. Food and petrol shortage in kzn! FOK! pic.twitter.com/PhzZrHZFVx
— Gasela (@LudweGasela) July 15, 2021
KZN, people queuing, in line waiting to buy food pic.twitter.com/rqJvJcuV0r
— Abigail van Rooyen (@AvenueCyprus) July 14, 2021
Scenes outside a mall in Richardsbay👇
– food is running out
– medical supplies are running out
– water is running out
– hospital are broke
Where are the fools who were shouting “Zulu uyasabeka”?
Is this what you were fighting for?
Woow. I give up!
— Patriot 🇿🇦(Making South Africa Great Again!) (@landback_) July 15, 2021