A waiter at Las Vegas Spur in East London, Eastern Cape, has opened a case of crimen injuria against a group of teenage customers who racially abused the waiter.
The teenagers, who were white, tipped him R4 and wrote, “The R4 is for hungry Africans” on the receipt. The waiter also claims they laughed and made comments as they were served, including offering him leftover chips because he ‘looked hungry’.
Spur has arranged counselling for the waiter and has offered support in taking the matter further.
Shocked by the incident, South Africans took to social media to share their views on the matter, Briefly.co.za discovered.
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Many Facebook users lamented the fact that racism is still such a prevalent issue. One user, Nkata Mashele, commented, “Young but already sick. Their parents should be afraid for raising such brats/racists.”
Another user, Jacqui Loudon, pointed out that the kids should have realised that racism is not taken lightly.
“It boggles my mind as to how these twats think they can get away with it? Don’t they watch news, read papers, just listen? Seriously? Are they just that ignorant?”
Other users blamed the teenagers’ parents and asserted that racism was often learned behavior. Users called on political parties, Economic Freedom Fighters and Black Land First and their leaders to take action against the teenagers.
Some users felt that the issue did not warrant such concern as it happens regularly.
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