Food prices will rise if looting continues: AgriSA

File: A bag filled with food products. Unsplash/Maria Lin Kim

JOHANNESBURG - Food items will be hard to come by and prices will rise if looting continues unabated.

That’s the warning from agricultural body, AgriSA.

It’s flagged the possibility of hunger in some communities saying aid organisations who feed many South Africans will run out of supplies soon.

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Agri-SA says trucks carrying supplies have been looted and attacked, with very few supplies of fruit, vegetables, and meat reaching the markets in recent days.

The group is calling on the presidency to ensure logistical infrastructure such as roads, harbours, and airports are protected.


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