A Cape Town Restaurant is currently under fire after a slip issued to a customer was written “2 BLACKS” as a description. However the restaurant known as The Bungalow in Clifton said on Monday that it was only the waiter’s style of shorthand and his also black.
“It is a shorthand he used; he uses a system to identify people according to the way they look,” said a representative of the restaurant who declined to be named.
“He is a very nice guy…He realises he made a very bad mistake.”
The incident was said to have occurred Last Sunday after which the waiter apologised to their customers of which they all accepted his apology, only for one of the customers identified as Sivuyile Madikana took to social media to share photo of the said slip with the following caption: “Wow. Just wow. Cape Town never loved any of us. And I actually used to like this place – The Bungalow in Clifton.”
The Tweet has been re-tweeted thousands of times by Twitter users
In an official media statement, the Bungalow said “no offence was intended” by the incident and that the venue had a “clear policy of non-discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation”.
“Procedures are being put in place to ensure that this does not happen again.”
The restaurant “unreservedly apologise[s]” to the customers.