- The passenger that called a Kulula flight captain the k-word has made an apology
- Alochna Moodley stated that she did not understand how hurtful the word is
- She added that it is not a word used in her home
Alochna Moodley made headlines when was removed from a Kulula flight for making racist comments.
The 26-year-old has apologised for her behaviour on Tuesday morning. She said she did not understand just how hurtful the word really is.
Moodley met with one of the men she directed her racial slurs at - Reverend Solomuzi Mabuza - at Bishop Rubin Phillip's home.
IOL News reports Moodley called the Reverend and the other man sitting next to her the k-word.
Moodley also called the flight captain the k-word, as reported on by Briefly.co.za. At the time she blamed her frustration with the airline for using the word.
The young woman apparently waited for the worst uproar over her behaviour to calm down before apologising.
Don't judge me too harshly as my ignorance of the use of the dreadful word has caused me much misery these past few days.
Moodley claimed that the k-word is not a word she grew up with. It was never used in her home. She learned about the word in school.
The young woman says she now knows and appreciates the true gravity of the word and her behaviour. She is appalled by the use of the word.
Moodley added that she was ignorant and did not appreciate what her fellow South Africans went through.
She stated that she has been punished for her ignorance when she lost her job. Briefly.co.za reported that Moodley was employed by SMC Pneumatics in Johannesburg.
The company decided to dismiss Moodley with immediate effect.
Briefly.co.za learned that Reverend Mabuza will continue with the case of crimen injuria against Moodley.
Crimen injuria is a crime under South African law, described as the act of "unlawfully, intentionally and seriously impairing the dignity of another."
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