South Africans back woman who was fired for speaking home language

South Africans back woman who was fired for speaking home language

- A woman has shared a disturbing story of how she got fired

- She claims that she was dismissed for speaking her home language

- Social media users supported her

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A woman has taken to social media to share that she was fired from her workplace for speaking SeTswana. Social media users rallied to support her.

Twitter user Mis Parker shared her story under the popular 'O jewa ke eng?' tweet. She explained that her colleague and a white customer approached her to ask for where an item was. She responded by saying that she didn't know, in SeTswana.

Thereafter, the customer felt insulted and demanded to speak to the manager, who promptly fired the woman. Mzansi social media users were outraged by what they dubbed as an unfair dismissal. Twitter user Portia_Hloongs said:

"It's unfair dismissal, go to the CCMA, they'll give you options of resolving this matter. I've been in a similar situation."

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While Zolie8 said:

"Oooooh I hear u now, you definitely got fired for speaking your language, according to the WHITE customer. Your regional manager was performing to please the white master, that's SA. For the record, don't leave it lying down."

AyandaMatila said:

"Okay, keep us updated. You cant get fired for useless grounds. Strength to you."

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Others offered to assist her. Twitter user Jabezsy said:

"Hi. Please give me your contact details on my DM will help you to be reinstated within 7 working days"

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