Coronavirus: Mzansi worried about street vendors during 21-day lockdown

Coronavirus: Mzansi worried about street vendors during 21-day lockdown

- South Africans are worried about the livelihood of street vendors

- Several tweeps expressed their concerns online after President Ramaphosa announced a 21-day lockdown

- They called on other South Africans to buy all the stock the vendors have before the lockdown

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On Monday night, the President of South Africa announced a national lockdown for 21-days to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

While many applauded the head of state and measures he implemented, others were worried about those who made a day to day living by selling fruits, vegetables and other goods at street stalls.

Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux were amongst those who cried out for help for those who run street vendors.

His post was captioned:

"The only breadwinners who won't earn a cent for 21 days. Can we prioritize buying off stock before Thursday since other supermarkets will be open. 21 days will be too long for them, what will they do with their stock at home."

Take a look at the post below:

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Many agreed with Man's Not Barry Roux and they called on fellow South Africans to help street vendors.

Katlego Kuiken Semusa, who goes by the Twitter handle @_KatlegoSemusa, commented:

"I fully support this!"

Another tweep, @M83Xolani, wrote:

"It's sad that it's done now because of lockdown. Where is the support all along. People must learn to support each other despite circumstances. We have that mentality we going far #supportoneanother."

On Monday, Briefly.co.za reported President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an unprecedented 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Ramaphosa also confirmed that the Oppenheimer and Rupert families will each donate R1-billion towards relief measures.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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