BLF members ‘seek clarity' on racist email, picket outside MiWay offices
The text, in which black people are referred to as "baboons" went viral on social media on Thursday. MiWay has since said the screenshot is fake.
The text, in which black people are referred to as "baboons", went viral on social media on Thursday.
MiWay says the screenshot is fake and its initial investigation has found it was manufactured by a disgruntled client.
The BLF’s Zanele Lwana said: “As a movement that fights racism wherever it shows its ugly head, which is our revolutionary duty, we’re just going there to seek clarity from MiWay. They must just very quickly cooperate. We’re not going to fight.”
#MiWay The BLF says it wants answers from the company as it does not trust it to conduct a transparent investigation. MS— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 21, 2017
#MiWay BLF members are picketing outside MiWay's Centurion offices following an email screenshot that went viral yesterday. MS— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) July 21, 2017
MiWay CEO Rene Otto says he looks forward to a positive discussion.
“It’s very important for us to be transparent. We’ve got nothing to hide. And I’m actually very open to any faction, party, interest group who feel they want to come and audit. We’re not going to go to war with anyone. We want to be constructive.”
(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)