Impi yotshwala: amaphoyisa axoshwe ngabaphangi besitolo sikatshwala

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Amaphoyisa afike endaweni yesehlakalo ezoxosha abaphangi esitolo samabhodlela – kodwa amasela abezimisele abaxoshe kalula.

Bekuzwakala ukuthi “asinisabi!” emgwaqeni njengoba amaphoyisa esheshe ahlehlela emuva.

Ngesikhathi kufika amanye amaphoyisa nezinsizakusebenza baphinde bahlaselwa, njengoba abaphangi bebajikijele ngamatshe.

Kodwa ngesikhathi befika okwesithathu sebehamba namanye amaphoyisa amaningi, kube yilapho ke abaphangi abayeke khona ukuzitamuzela esitolo.

Kube wusuku olude emaphoyiseni futhi kube yishwa kubahlali ababoshwe ngesikhathi kuwumbhikisho we-Mangaung Shutdown ngoLwesibili.

Ababhikishi bebefuna ukulethwa kwezidingo okungcono, amabhizinisi namathuba emisebenzi futhi kuphele ukuqashwa kwabantu abavela ngaphandle kwase-Bloemfontein nase-Free State.

Kodwa lokhu kuvele kwaphenduka impi yase-Tsie Bottle Store ese-Cook Avenue, e-Batho, eyathatha indawo ngesikhathi amaphoyisa enqoba abaphangi emzamweni wesithathu.

Umnikazi wesitolo u-Amelia Mokheseng uthe ubukele engenakuzisiza kuthathwa isitoko sakhe sotshwala obubiza izi-R200,000.

“Lokhu akuhlangene ne-shutdown. Isitolo sami samabhodlela besingadayisi nhlobo utshwala futhi besivaliwe ngesikhathi bephula iminyango,” kusho u-Amelia.

U-Amelia wethukile ngesikhathi ebona amakhasimende ajwayelekile ejoyina ukuphanga.

“Besilokhu simemeza amagama abo kodwa bebegxile ekungeneni, ekuphumeni nasekutholeni utshwala obuningi,” esho.

Abaningi babaleke bephethe amabhodlela engama-24 obhiya i-Heineken ezandleni zabo.

“Bheka ukuthi bawa kanjani. Ngifisa sengathi banganyathelwa amabhodlela aphukile,” kusho ilungu lomndeni wakwa-Amelia.

Amaphoyisa agcine ngokubaxosha esebenzisa ama-stun grenade nezinhlamvu zenjoloba. Kusetshenziswe nenyala yamaphoyisa namathangi amanzi ukuvimba abaphangi ngesikhathi utshwala obobusasele bulayishwa elolini ukuze buthathwe buyiswe endaweni ephephile.

I-Scrolla.Africa sizibonele ngawawo amaphoyisa ebamba abaphangi ngaphakathi esitolo.

Omunye wabasolwa ababoshiwe uzwakale ethi: “Bekungeyimi. Bengizama ukunqanda ukweba.”

Okhulumela amaphoyisa uBrigadier Motantsi Makhele uthe, ngoLwesibili ebusuku besekuboshwe abantu abangama-42 ngokudala udlame emphakathini.