Economies around the world have been weighed down by the effects of the coronavirus. Sadly, South Africa has felt the financial burden of the pandemic hard and many people have lost their jobs. A video was posted on Twitter on Thursday by social media user @MmatlouLebogang, allegedly showing staff members getting retrenched at Mercedes.
The heart-wrenching video shows an emotional worker praying for his colleagues, who were all gathered around him in a circle. @MmatlouLebogang captioned the post: “This is sad. Retrenchment at Mercedes.”
According to another tweep, @kulanicool, the exact number of workers who were retrenched is 189.
189 staff retrenched at Mercedes in Gateway. Full prayer 💔 💔 pic.twitter.com/ysSsZrZj0i
— K U L A N I (@kulanicool) July 30, 2020
The footage left South African totally heartbroken.
That video of the prayer gathering after being retrenched 😭😭😭💔💔💔💔
— Rami Chuene🌈🏳️🌈 (@ramichuene) July 30, 2020
— Mpo (@CydwelM) July 31, 2020
😥😥How do corrupt people sleep at night mara when they see this 😡 pic.twitter.com/FSZNpGk9lc
— thato mafetu (@thatomafetu) July 30, 2020
Covid did nothing, covid is killing people, but the government's approach to covid is killing the economy.
— Ngqondo Ngqondo (@BRAINIAC_SA) July 30, 2020
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