SNAKING traffic, queues of people and rumours of a stampede marked Black Friday at The Pavilion mall in Durban today.
Paramedics and management at the mall denied claims, which spread on social media, about a stampede at the mall’s Checkers Hyper outlet.
Officials, who asked not to be named, said there were no injuries during the shopping frenzy to take advantage of discounted prices.
The line of cars to the mall stretched as far as the N3 off-ramp. The mall is alongside the highway. Queues of people and trolleys spilled into the basement parking, making it difficult to find a parking spot.
Shopper Prince Ngidi said: “I don’t like coming and shopping. What can we do? We want to help the family. I need to save.”
But shopper Jocelyn Naidoo said she loved the hype around Black Friday.
“For me, it is fun. I love getting bargains and I enjoy the mall atmosphere,” she said