CAPE TOWN – The Spur restaurant in Gordon’s Bay that faces racial allegations has distanced itself from the incident.
This comes after Xolani Loliwe laid charges to the Gordon’s Bay Police Station on Tuesday after he was racially abused by the restaurant’s manager on Monday.
Loliwe said it all started at a parking area next to the beach where he was verbally accused by another white customer, and when he approached the manager of the restaurant, he was denied entry because of his skin colour.
According to Loliwe, the manager told him to f*** off, pushing him away from the restaurant.
Loliwe expressed his discontent saying, “it is heart-breaking to know that even today we still face racial discrimination. Surely something should be done because this is a new South Africa and we will never tolerate racism or any form of discrimination.”
Authorities of the Spur Group have confirmed that they are investigating on the issue but said they will not comment on a pending criminal matter.
“We understand that both parties have subsequently laid charges against each other at the Gordon’s Bay police station and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment on a pending criminal matter,” the group wrote in a statement.
The restaurant’s manager denied the allegations saying, “we hold our brand values in the highest regard and condemn all forms of discrimination….”