Watch: Joburg bar owner assaul

Watch: Joburg bar owner assaults and verbally abuses staff [video]

The man and his bar have since been receiving all kinds of hate online.

Watch: Joburg bar owner assaul

A Melville bar owner has been caught in a flurry of controversy after CCTV footage emerged of him assaulting one of his staff members. The owner of “Six Melville” bar can be seen on the footage slapping one of his kitchen staff.

The video uploader (and previous Six bar staff member) Kemang Petlane spoke to News24 about the owner.

“I have experienced and witnessed verbal abuse from the man identified in the video. I have also witnessed customers being physically handled by him.  He would call us pieces of shit and refer to us as fuckers. We would get threats. He would threaten to hit us or dismiss us.

Petlane explains how most staff desperately need their job, therefore most of the time they just have to put up with the abuse. The owner has apologised “unreservedly,” saying he lost his cool and that there are no excuses for his actions.  Other previous employees have also gone online to say the owner “lacks basic respect and humanity.”  Watch the CCTV footage below.