- The V&A Waterfront has apologised to Phumzile Van Damme
- This comes after Van Damme was involved in a racist incident on the premises
- Van Damme punched a young man who made racist remarks against her
Cape Town's V&A Waterfront has issued a public apology to DA MP Phumzile van Damme following an incident which took place on Tuesday.
Van Damme reportedly punched a young man who she says made racist remarks targeted at her.
Van Damme maintains that she punched the man "in self-defence".
After the incident took place, Van Damme called out the V&A Waterfront on Twitter, saying, "I will not stand for anyone's racism towards me or anyone."
In response, the V&A Waterfront's official Twitter account tweeted an apology, which Van Damme accepted.
According to Times Live, Van Damme said that she would be laying charges at the police station on Wednesday relating to the incident.
According to Van Damme, the MP got into an argument with a woman while standing in a queue. Van Damme alleges that the woman made racist comments, as did another young man. Van Damme then punched this man, saying she did so in self-defence, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Van Damme claims that the family was filming her the entire time.
She later called on V&A Waterfront to ban the family from the premises. A spokesperson for the Waterfront says they are in communication with Van Damme regarding a way forward.
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