[WATCH] Heated confrontation at Spur sparks outrage
A video of a white man threatening to attack a black woman inside a Spur restaurant at The Glen has gone viral on social media.
JOHANNESBURG – On a day where South Africans should be celebrating the rights of all people, a video of a white man threatening to attack a black woman inside a Spur restaurant at The Glen has gone viral on social media.
In the video, the two could be heard arguing about one child bullying the other.
Apparently the man had approached the woman to alert her that his child was bullied by her child, to which the woman responds that his child was the one who started the bullying.
The altercation took a turn for the worse when the man threatened to hit the woman while she accuses him of bullying her and reminds him South Africa is a democratic country.
WARNING: The video below contains strong language
When all this happened, there was no sign of the restaurant manager, with only a few waiters who tried to move the man away from the woman.
People sitting next to the lady and her kids stood up to the man and tried to move him away but he came back to push the table, a move which incensed the woman.
The woman could also be heard saying “just because I’m black you think you can attack me”.
Meanwhile, people on social media have reacted with anger, calling it racism.
Spur.Can we put Racism,Feminism and all that crap aside and face the fact that two Adults did all that nonsense in front of kid— Phephisi (@Wa_Ga_Brown) March 21, 2017
we're doing this around kids now? at spur guys? are we not safe anywhere?! https://t.co/V6g9EMCFyt— Perfectly Baked 🐐 (@Jiggy_Quintana) March 21, 2017
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This spur video is traumatizing,Sad to wake up to this on this 'Human Rights day'— Tumie Mfolo (@Mfolo_Tumi) March 21, 2017
Spur has released a statement on its Facebook page condemning the incident.
It says that staff and management tried to intervene, but were pushed away numerous times.
“We are very disappointed that children were exposed to this type of behaviour.”
In the statement, the restaurant says it does not condone any form of racism or violence.