- An unsavoury incident played out at a Debonairs Pizza branch, as staff were filmed working without the use of masks
- An irate customer caught the incident on camera and it revealed kitchen staff not applying social distancing
- Upon being confronted on not abiding to the lockdown regulations, the staff members allegedly laughed and called the customer an idiot
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South Africans have been strictly applying social distancing and other safety measures in a bid to curb the coronavirus threat.
A customer at the Debonairs Pizza branch in Tsakane Mall therefore expressed her concern upon realising that staff members were working without wearing masks.
She confronted the kitchen staff about the disturbing disregard for the regulations and caught it on camera.
In the video, the customer can be heard saying: "They are having discussions while preparing our food and there’s no social distancing at all. We are expected to wear masks and keep social distancing because we won’t be allowed to enter malls or shops without it.”
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The Citizen reported that the staff members allegedly laughed at the customer and called her “isilima” [an idiot].
The angry patron added, “Look at them laughing while they put our lives at risk.”
The video has already gone viral on Facebook and can be viewed below.
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Restaurants and fast-food franchises are required to conduct screening, sanitise and ensure the wearing of personal protective equipment, as per the recent regulations.
Previously, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the restaurant industry has urged government to allow the serving of sit-down customers during lockdown.
Previously, only deliveries and collections were allowed and the industry body warned of massive job losses.
Restaurants then tabled proposals to government to suggest how they could reopen fully while still maintaining social distancing.
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