Mango investigates alleged text sent to employee: 'You can't work because you're black and HIV positive'

Mango investigates alleged text sent to employee: 'You can't work because you're black and HIV positive'

On Thursday, parody Twitter account Man's Not Barry Roux shared a screenshot of a text message a Mango employee allegedly received.

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Mango Airlines confirmed they were aware of the situation of Friday, and added they were investigating the very 'serious' matter, TimesLIVE reported.

The screenshot showed an alleged text message a Mango employee received from the HR, whose name is saved on the phone as 'Mandy HR Mango'.

Not only is the alleged text message racist, but it is also discriminatory against people living with HIV/Aids.

"Mango cannot allow you to work with us, you are black and HIV positive. That is just too much for us," the text message read.

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Briefly.co.za learned Mango spokesperson Sergio dos Santos said the airline was busy probing the 'urgent' matter and they took it very serious.

“The SMS in question does not align with our values or policies and we can confirm that it’s not an official communication from the company. We will be releasing more information once it is made available,” dos Santos added.

Although many condemned the nature of the SMS, a lot of tweeps said something smells fishy to them.

Social media user @sebata69 wrote, "When did businesses start using social media to communicate job offers to candidates?"

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