A manager at a South African mall; Boulders Shopping Centre in Johannesburg has been dismissed after attempting to deny admission to a shopper dressed in traditional Ndebele attire.
A video circulating on social media showed Ndebele activist and author Thando Mahlangu being told to leave the premises by the manager who stated that the mall has a right of admission.
“Let’s cut the long story short, we’ve got the right of admission. I don’t condone this in my mall,” the manager is heard saying then adding that the attire was indecent.
Pharmacy chain Clicks, in whose store the incident happened, said it will be putting in a formal complaint with the mall. It said the customer was allowed to continue shopping.
“We are extremely embarrassed by the center manager’s behaviour,” it said in a tweet.
The manager has also been dismissed.