Transport minister FikileMbalula reacted angrily after a Ndebele activist and author wearing traditional clothes was chased from clicks store for “dressing inappropriately.”
The manager of the Click store told the activist who was wearing traditional clothes that he was not allowed inside the shop because of his dressing.
There was a huge argument between spectators and the manager of the shop as they argued that in South Africa no person should be discriminated of the way they dress, but the supervisor was very adamant.
Fikile Mbalula said what the manager of the Clicks store did is rubbish and madness.
“What rubbish is this? He banna,” said Mbalula.
The video which has now gone viral on social media has also sparked outrage after the activist posted the video of how he was treated at Clicks.
“Saddest reality in Africa, i was subjected to this inside the Clicks store at the Boulders shopping center by the manager who said it was his shopping complex. I was told that I’m wearing inappropriate i must go and Omega risk solutions harassed me,” he said.
Robert Marawa also reacted to the incident.
“And Mr Red Jacket who owns the mall denies someone access to Clicks store because of an inappropriate dress sense! Wow what a day,” he said.
MR Mall" says people are dressed inappropriately when they are dressed in isiindebele.What madness is this? Hebanna . https://t.co/Gbug5AeZqc
— |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) March 24, 2021