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Thu May 26 06:44:30 SAST 2016

Cape Town woman fired after two days for racist rant at Queen's Plate

Jeff Wicks | 10 January, 2016 13:42
WHO SAID WHAT? A teacher's hearing will reveal whether racist epithets were made.

After another instance of racism, a woman employed for just two days with a Cape Town based advertising and recruitment agency has been fired.

Social media exploded yet again after Nicole de Klerk, who had just been hired by The Talent Boom, allegedly called guests at the Queen's Plate horseracing event “k*****s”.

This allegedly took place during an altercation over a chair.

Those involved in the incident took to Twitter, sharing a picture of De Klerk and a narrative of what they allege to have transpired.

A statement released by The Talent Boom’s official Twitter account discussed the action taken against De Klerk in the wake of the incident.

“The Talent Boom is shocked to hear what has happened on Saturday 9 January at the Queens Plate. Nicole started at The Talent Boom on Wednesday and has been employed with us for two days,” they wrote.

“This behaviour is unacceptable and deeply upsetting. We do not condone or tolerate racist comments, behaviour or attitude in any form and with immediate effect, Nicole has been dismissed from the company.”

De Klerk had also since tweeted an apology which read, “I beyond sorry for this behaviour it is most certainly unacceptable and I am so embarrassed. [sic]” 

This incident follows the social media furore of last week, sparked by comments made by KZN realtor Penny Sparrow who called black beachgoers monkeys.

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Source: News24

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