Ramaphosa warns of food, medicine insecurity due to unrest

President Cyril Ramaphosa says if the unrest continues, the country will face food and medication insecurities. Ramaphosa addressed the nation amid ongoing looting and unrest. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa says if the unrest continues, the country will face food and medication insecurities.

Ramaphosa addressed the nation amid ongoing looting and unrest.

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"Shops have been looted and infrastructure destroyed. This means that our sick cannot get medication from pharmacies, food does not reach supermarket shelves, and health workers cannot go to work.

"We will soon be facing a huge risk of food security and medicine security in a matter of weeks," the president said.

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"Our vaccination programme has been severely disrupted just as it is gaining momentum. This will have lasting effects on our ability to consolidate some of the progress we were already witnessing in our economic recovery.

"These disruptions will cost lives by cutting off the supply chains that sustain our food, health, and production systems," he said.

"The path of violence, of looting and anarchy, leads only to more violence and devastation. It leads to more poverty, more unemployment, and more loss of innocent life."

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