Update: Black man who humiliated white beggar claims it was PR stunt

Update: Black man who humiliated white beggar claims it was PR stunt

- A video sparked outrage via social media as it showed a black businessman mocking a white beggar

- Social media users slammed the black man for his race related remarks resulting in some of his social media accounts being closed

- The man has been identified as Lindo Buthelezi and says the video is part of a PR campaign run by the company he owns

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Briefly.co.za previously reported on a black man’s notorious reaction to a white beggar.

The video shows a white beggar being chastised by a black motorist.

The beggar asked for a R2 donation to help him buy a loaf of bread.

In response, the motorist says, "My forefathers will kill me if I help a white man."

He added a host of other unsavoury comments and social media users have heavily criticised his actions ever since.

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The controversial motorist has now been identified as Lindo Buthelezi, a Durban-based entrepreneur.

Buthelezi has finally opened up on the incident and claims it was nothing more than a PR (Public Relations) stunt.

The clip is meant to form part of a documentary which aims to address various uncomfortable issues affecting society.

TimesLIVE reported that Buthelezi’s media agency is named “FameUs”.

According to Buthelezi, the interaction with the beggar isn’t a racist video at all but part of the documentary and he’s happy that it evoked such strong reactions from the public.

He says defiantly, "White people need to face reality and get to know us without them feeling superior. Poverty is real and can be addressed once the people who control the economy are exposed to it first-hand.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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