Petrol Attendant’s isiZulu Slang Has SA Confused As He Tries to Explain Wrecked Engen in Twitter Video

Petrol Attendant’s isiZulu Slang Has SA Confused As He Tries to Explain Wrecked Engen in Twitter Video

  • One Engen petrol attendant tried to explain the chaos that was around him, and he only left people confused
  • The Twitter video went viral as people tried to make sense of what the petrol attendant was trying to say about the wreckage that was evident at his workplace
  • People in the comments speculated about what the man was saying, and many concluded that he was speaking in slang

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People were confused by a video showing a severely damaged Engen as the petrol attendant was not making much sense.

Engen petrol attendant tries to explain service station wreckage
A petrol attendant left South Africans confused after trying to explain why his workplace was a shambles. Images: Twitter/ @Ke_Arturo
Source: UGC

Online users could not help but come up with wild scenarios for why the petrol station was ruined. Many people begin to guess what the man was saying.

Petrol attendant tries to explain wreckage at Engen garage

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Many people are curious about the video of a petrol attendant with a mess behind him. The video shared by @Ke_Arturo shows how the guy was standing at an Engen where most of the property was destroyed.

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In the video, a man asks the employee exactly what happened after he said that there was an explosion.

South Africans puzzled by petrol attendant

Mzansi loves a good mystery, and most people couldn't make sense of what the employee was saying. Many had guesses but most agree that he was using some kind of slang the rest of us aren't familiar with.

@OfficialVeli commented:

"I was lost but now I understand what he is saying."

@Mpila89 commented:

"Avoid direct translations from English to IsiZulu."

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@mufasa2030 commented:

"He is saying they were bombed."

@mabhekebeke commented:

"There was a robbery or looting man."

@TheGreatMalik_ commented:

"Lol. This man needs to be serious about talking cause what he’s saying and what he means are two completely different things."

Cute video of little girl helping petrol attendant shake taxi has Mzansi broken

Briefly News previously reported that petrol attendants are a vibe in South Africa. Seeing a little girl help one shake a taxi to get max fuel into it had citizens busting.

Mzansi is a unique place where petrol attendants see you in worse states than your closest friends and they share a dance with you after the groove while you shovel a pie from the convenience store.

This is definitely one for the books. Only in Mzansi, and people couldn’t help but love every moment of it.

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Rutendo Masasi (Human-Interest editor) Rue Masasi is a Human Interest and Entertainment writer at Briefly News who graduated with a BA (Hons) in English from Rhodes University in 2018. Rue also has 2 years of experience in journalism and over four years of experience as an online ESL teacher. She has also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her via email:

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