South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the viciousness that has shaken the nation was pre-arranged, depicting it as an attack on popular government.
Mobs were started by the imprisoning of previous President Jacob Zuma.
The loss of life has ascended to 212, up by right around 100 since Thursday, the public authority said.
Cops have been ensuring conveyances of food to stores following quite a while of boundless plundering prompted deficiencies.
An expected $1bn (£720m) worth of stock was taken in KwaZulu-Natal with somewhere around 800 retail shops plundered, a civic chairman in the territory said.
“It is very evident that this load of episodes of distress and plundering were incited – there were individuals who arranged it and facilitated it,” Mr Ramaphosa said in a visit to KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Zuma’s home area and the focal point of the savagery.
The president said the mobs were an endeavor to capture South Africa’s majority rules system. He told cheering gathering allies that provocateurs had been distinguished, however didn’t intricate.
“We are following them,” he told journalists.
In KwaZulu-Natal, many have been queueing for food, with some arranging from the early hours of the morning just to get a couple of things.
Individuals queueing enlightened the BBC they were concerned regarding taking care of their families, getting recipe and nappies for their infants, and even nourishment for their pets.
The seven day stretch of viciousness in the territory has left streets harmed or obstructed by agitators and the public authority needs to ensure the food supply isn’t upset, said Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, an acting priest.
Individuals from the military have been conveyed to secure public key flashpoints and the police are giving escorts to the transportation of oxygen, medications and other key products, she said.