Violence and looting point to food crisis in South Africa coronavirus lockdown

Violence and looting point to food crisis in South Africa coronavirus lockdown

Cape Town (AFP) - "Mr President we are in the middle of a food crisis. It's war out here," warned Joanie Fredericks, a community leader in Mitchells Plain township in Cape Town.The desperate plea was made in a video posted on social media to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who imposed a five-week lockdown to try curb the spread of the coronavirus ."People have broken into tuck shops. They have attacked people. The simple reason is because they are hungry," she said from a kitchen dishing cooked meals into packs for distribution to the poor.Four weeks into a 35-day lockdown poor communi...


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