Food shortages in Lundazi have now gotten out of hand and people are required to get letters of authorisation from government to buy maize.
On Monday and Tuesday, scores of people besieged the offices of the District Commissioner to get letters to buy maize from the the Food Reserve Agency.
People were later told that FRA will only sell 1200 bags of maize to the whole district.
Meanwhile, there is still no meallie meal in the whole district.
‘And yesterday, on the 4th, there was a truck of meal meal, where many people had to buy the commodity while it was increasing price every minute as it lasted, a Lundazi resident told the Watchdog.