Please think about people other than yourself before panic buying.
He did however also say that all grocery stores and food supply companies will remain operational and that the food supply chain will not be influenced at the moment and that people should not be panic buying.
On Monday, 23 March President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation and stated that as of midnight on Thursday, 26 March, South Africans will be on lockdown.
Even after this statement, some residents of Mkhondo resorted to panic-buying on Wednesday, 25 March.
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Stockpiling food and other goods is not the answer! Everybody should get a fair chance to buy the necessary products for their own families but, if you empty the shelves and deliveries take longer than usual, some people can be left without the necessities.
It is understandable that you want to be prepared for the 21-day lockdown but you will still be able to visit some select stores such as filling stations, pharmacies and grocery stores.