- A group of young South Africans have been stranded in Turkey due to the nationwide lockdown
- The group amounts to 29 musicians and they've shared a touching video, which started trending via social media
- They've made an impassioned plea to be repatriated, as funds are quickly running out
A group of young South Africans travelled to Turkey around March for work purposes, but have been left stranded following the coronavirus pandemic.
The group comprises of 29 musicians and they've been left frustrated following talks with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco).
Briefly.co.za learnt that the men and women are contracted to Rainbow Entertainment, who provides entertainment to hotels throughout Turkey.
SowetanLIVE reported that the musicians' funds are quickly running out, as their employer is feeling the pinch as well.
According to Lundi Mlomyeni, they have no idea where to turn to and are desperate for some assistance.
Mlomyeni said, “We receive 75 Euros each, but they said they’re going to reduce that because they don't have money.”
Media personality Tbo Touch shared a video made by the group via Twitter recently and it started trending.
The video features some of the members of the group and they make an impassioned plea to return home to Mzansi.
Joe (@JoeWhy2020) said,
"Charter flight baba, take your money out that you used to fly first class to Kobe s funeral and arrange their flights home @iamtbotouch so some patriotism to your own. Touch Central, Touch Wine, Touch Clothing, Touch the hero."
Sulukes (@sulukes) added,
"Not now please we have issues here let them stay there.South African government must not be loosen by small issues no.Who told them run all over.They must play wisely."
Iamdipuok (@Lady_DG) responded,
"Very sad dear. That lady who cried broke my heart. I can only imagine the fear&frustration."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that President Ramaphosa highlighted the fact that lockdown measures do indeed work.
This comes after the 114 South Africans who were evacuated from China finally returned home following quarantine.
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