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Talent Boom sacks employee because of racist incident

Nicole de Klerk allegedly called guests at the Queen's Plate Horseracing event by the "k" word.

Nicole de Klerk allegedly called guests the ‘k’ word after she was apparently refused a chair. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Advertising and recruitment agency, the Talent Boom, has confirmed that one of its employees has been fired following her involvement in a racist incident.

Another racist incident has hit the country, this time allegedly at a prestigious horse racing event in Cape Town.

Nicole de Klerk allegedly called guests at the Queen's Plate Horseracing event by the "k" word.

This is the latest in a string of incidents - sparked by comments made by estate agent Penny Sparrow who called black beachgoers monkeys.

The Talent Boom has severed ties with Nicole de Klerk after only two days of her employment.

In a statement the advertising and recruitment agency posted online it says De Klerk's behaviour was absolutely unacceptable and deeply upsetting.

De Klerk is believed to have been involved in an altercation with guests at the Queen's Plate horseracing event in Cape Town yesterday.

She was apparently enraged by a group of people who refused her a chair and subsequently allegedly called them the K-word.

Before deleting her Twitter account De Klerk posted an apology saying she's "embarrassed" by what she had said.