PHOTOS | Long queues in Pietermaritzburg as people browse for food

The queue in front of the Cascades Lifestyle Center in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday morning.

Residents of Pietermaritzburg got up early Thursday morning to line up outside the city’s few supermarkets that were spared looting.

During the unrest in the city, many grocery stores were looted, ransacked and set on fire, many of those who were not affected chose to close their doors out of fear.

This caused panic among people as they did not know where to buy their food.

On Thursday morning, people were seen lining up outside the few supermarkets in Pietermaritzburg that were brave enough to open their doors.

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Queues in front of the Cascades Lifestyle Center in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday morning.

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Queue at Athlone’s Circle in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday.

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Lines past a Shoprite in Northdale, Pietermaritzburg, Thursday morning.

There were also traffic jams in several parts of the city as people lined up in front of their cars outside the gas station waiting to refuel, fearing the fuel would run out soon.

This is a developing story.

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