Broken Glass, scuffles and tired eyes amid Black Friday chaos

2017-11-24 15:14
First shoppers entering at Checkers Eastgate shopping centre. (Alana Hoskin)

First shoppers entering at Checkers Eastgate shopping centre. (Alana Hoskin)

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WATCH: Glass doors shatter during midnight #BlackFriday stampede at Cape Town Game

2017-11-24 11:18

A video posted on Facebook shows chaotic scenes at Century City in Cape Town, as Game and Makro opened their doors at midnight on Thursday for #BlackFriday. Watch. WATCH

Cape Town - Security officials had their hands full on Friday morning as scores of shoppers broke glass, damaged security monitors and fought each other for the best Black Friday deals.

A scuffle breaks out outside The Checkers in the Eastgate Shopping Centre. #BlackFriday @TeamNews24 Plenty of security guards on duty. pic.twitter.com/R6ihJUkCte

At Access Park in Kenilworth, shoppers gathered outside the Nike store from midnight for a 40% discount on sneakers.

At the front of the line was Ammaar Salie, who said: "I haven't brushed my teeth yet [and] I haven't eaten nothing - all for Nike.

Mother of two, Yanga Cokile, said she had been waiting in the line since 06:00 to buy Christmas presents for her children. 

At Kenilworth Centre, Aalia Ganie said she managed to buy all the linen she needed for her new apartment for less than R500. 

Eastgate Shopping Centre marketing Manager Alana Hoskin told News24 that they were expecting growth in turnover between 10% and 15% for November, compared to 2016. 

"The mall was buzzing from half past six this morning. People were starting to queue from 04:00 at Checkers," Hoskin said. 

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