We’ve heard of COVID-19 as a wave but what about the coronavirus as a train? That’s exactly what patrons at a popular lounge in Durban, Eyadini got up to.
There were no masks, no social distancing and seemingly no qualms about contracting the virus. A video that has left South Africans fuming was taken at Eyadini Lounge in Umlazi, south of Durban and posted on Twitter on Sunday, showing the patrons forming a human train and snaking through the packed venue. Other patrons are drinking and smoking while recording the entertainment.
Eyadini Lounge owner Jabulani Nzama said that the incident occurred on Saturday evening, on what he described as a relatively quiet night, with only about 150 people present.
Eyadini Lounge in Durban yesterday
Ay shame 💀 pic.twitter.com/yOhhfq5zMQ
— Bhimba Stayela (@mpendulo__) December 13, 2020
Soon there was an outrage on social media, with many users tagging the President and the Health Minister on posts with the video.
I think the owner of Eyadini should be held accountable for this.
— hope_thegoddess (@hope_thegoddess) December 13, 2020
Didn’t you say Eyadini will close soon bhuda? @SizweDhlomo
— TUNE (@olwetune) December 13, 2020
We are all going to suffer, because the owner of this place didn’t care about people not spcial distancing or wearing masks. The same Eyadini owner who cried on the news earlier this year, cause his business is suffering. Go on!
— Lexi Van (@van_lexi) December 14, 2020
— Kagiso (@kagisogunzo) December 13, 2020
Imagine ur colleague from that RickRoss concert or from Eyadini coming to the office and infecting…and in turn u infecting ur family…so so selfish…
— Vho-Ndou (@TakalaniNdou17) December 13, 2020
I saw a video of people dancing to matorokisi ko eyadini, adults behaving reckless 😔 @CyrilRamaphosa Vala le cowntry
— Godfavored Maphefo (@MaphefoMGD) December 13, 2020
COVID-19 e fedile vele ??
Eyadini must be temporarily closed for this. https://t.co/OVfWM7V5Ic
— Tumelo Mokoatle (@TStumcash) December 13, 2020