- Alochna Moodley made headlines when she was accused of calling a Kulula flight captain the k-word
- Moodley admitted to using the word, but blamed her frustration with the airline for her behaviour
- SMC Pneumatics SA dismissed Moodley with immediate effect after they learned of the incident
26-year-old Alochna Moodley was fired after she admitted to calling a Kulula airline flight captain the k-word.
Moodley was employed by SMC Pneumatics in Johannesburg. The company decided to dismiss Moodley with immediate effect.
A report by TimesLIVE quoted the managing director of SMC South Africa, Kevin O'Carroll, as saying that the company does not tolerate any form of racism.
O'Carroll added that Moodley does not work for SMC South Africa anymore.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the passenger who was removed from a Kulula flight for allegedly calling the captain the k-word has admitted to doing so.
Moodley called the captain as well as two black passengers the k-word.
The young woman blamed her behaviour on her frustration with the airline. She was upset that it was so late and the airplane was not yet moving.
According to a report by The Sowetan, Moodley was called out by Reverend Mabuza. He saw her type the k-word on her phone as well as complain about another passenger's sniffing.
Briefly.co.za learned that Moodley defended herself, saying that Reverend Mabuza had no right to look on her phone as she was typing.
Moodley was removed from the flight when the airline was informed of her behaviour.
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