The licensing official who was caught on video going on an alleged racist rant against white people has been dismissed.
On Tuesday, the City of Ekurhuleni confirmed it had terminated the contract of a 'racist' licensing official after he failed to give a convincing reason why he should not be fired.
The municipality has described its actions as "swift", adding they instituted a "disciplinary processes" following "egregious racist remarks".
TimesLIVE reported that spokesperson Themba Gabede said the city had no other choice than to fire the official with immediate effect after he failed to provide a written reason on why he should be allowed to stay at work.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that a department official has gone viral on social media, angering citizens with his allegedly racist rant against clients. During a clip, he can be heard saying that white people make him 'sick' while confronting a young man.
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.
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