SAHRC: Brakpan restaurant’s 'date night' policy disturbing
An EWN investigation revealed how the Lake Restaurant doesn’t allow same-sex couples on Thursdays for "date night".
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission says it’s disturbed by reports of an East Rand restaurant which refuses to allow same-sex couples to dine at their establishment on certain days.
This morning an Eyewitness News (EWN) investigation revealed how the Lake Restaurant in Brakpan doesn’t allow same-sex couples on Thursdays for an event known as date night.
Two EWN reporters went undercover, posed as a gay couple and booked a table at the restaurant, but were prohibited from entering with the owners saying that the event was only for heterosexual couples.
[WATCH] 'No gays please!' It's 'date night' in Brakpan
The commission says that it will look into the restaurant’s policy.
Spokesperson Gushwell Brooks: “It is very disturbing and obviously very upsetting in South Africa in the year 2017 and the simple reason for this is because we have a Constitution that extends the right of equality to all people on the very basis including race, sexual orientation, sex and gender.”
(Edited by Neo Koza)