Pietermaritzburg residents were up bright and early on Thursday morning to queue outside the few supermarkets in the city which were spared from lootings.
During the unrest in the city, many food stores were looted, trashed and set on fire, many of those which were not affected chose to close their doors in fear.
This has resulted in panic for people as they were left not knowing 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.
There was also traffic congestion in several parts of the city as people lined their cars outside fuel station waiting to fill-up fearing that fuel will run out soon.
This is a developing story.