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Bank Strike: Twitter finds the funny ahead of countrywide strike

By Mercury Reporter Time of article published Sep 25, 2019

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Durban - Residents are urged to fill petrol and draw cash ahead of the proposed banking strike, set to take place on Friday. 

According to South African Society of Banking Officials, Joe Kokela, the total shutdown speaks to anything and everything that has got to do with banking in this country; it will come to a standstill. 

In an interview with the SABC, Kokela said ATMs may not be working on Friday and even those who swipe will be affected as the machines may not be working. 

"We are appealing to the people, especially the motorists that they better make sure that on Thursday they fill up their tanks. We are appealing that they withdraw enough cash on Thursday," he said. 

It is expected that at least 35 000 members across banks will take place in the strike. 

In typical SA fashion, Twitter users have opted to look for the funny in what is said to be one of the biggest strikes in recent history. 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BankStrike?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BankStrike pic.twitter.com/IxJnh2Q5lo

— Zwelihle Nyawo (@uKwenamaa)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BankStrike?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BankStrike pic.twitter.com/afgXCiLnBf

— K U L A N I (@kulanicool)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BankStrike?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BankStrike

— Zensta (@zensta)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BankStrike?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BankStrikeis here to help some of us. This weekend I am blaming the bank for Being Broke ☺️☺️ pic.twitter.com/nkOvVgXFRi

— Thabiso Mngoma (@ThabisoMngoma1)

 What if the system erroneously regenerate your loan and double the interest during the #BankStrike pic.twitter.com/GbZiUVukyU

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BankStrike?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BankStrikeon Friday...🤔

Can bankers do the things that make the pots to be done and erase everybody's debts...😁 https://t.co/AaWxzPzuMS

— 🌸 Zoy O'grand 🌸 (@nomzoy)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BankStrike?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BankStrikewon't affect us broke people. Only Monied people are freaked out.

— Ms_WMC _Agent 🇿🇦 ❤️ (@African_Spring)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BankStrike?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BankStrike pic.twitter.com/AiEVdGnNCs

— Thuso™ 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@ramalokot)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/BankStrike?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BankStrike" pic.twitter.com/luRJPNs7UN

— Maluka DJ (@malukaDJ)

The Mercury

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