Government official dismissed after his 'racist' tirade went viral

Government official dismissed after his 'racist' tirade went viral

A man was filmed talking about how he doesn't like white people and the video clip soon went viral. The man, a Bedfordview Licensing Department worker, has reportedly since been dismissed.

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A Bedfordview Licensing Department employer was caught on camera talking about how he dislikes white people and had Mzansi riled.

The man went on an allegedly racist rant aimed at a client, as reported on by

The City of Ekurhuleni released a statement confirming they are aware of the matter, saying it has been taken up for investigation.

Now, The South African reports that the man in question has been dismissed from his job.

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According to the report, the City of Ekurhuleni confirmed the dismissal over the weekend after a case of crimen injuria was opened against the employee.

On top of losing his job, the man will also face a court case.

Gavin Sharples, who can be seen in the clip intervening in the confrontation, says he had gone to the department to renew his driver's licence.

Sharples described witnessing the official 'berating, insulting and humiliating' a young man who had come for his licence.

According to TimesLIVE, the official in question had begun yelling at the young man, claiming to be doing him a 'favour' by speaking in English. Sharples claims that the official was heard saying 'you white people need to learn your own language':

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