racial abuse

Woman lays charges after being racially abused at Cape Town Pick ‘n Pay store

A racist abuse incident at Pick ‘n Pay has seen one woman come forward to detail the horrific incident. The police are now involved too.

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Just one week after convicted racist Vicki Momberg was sent to prison for her racism, police are now going through video footage of another alleged racist attack. This time, the incident took place at a Cape Town Pick ‘n Pay store between a white and black customer.

Sindiswa Xundu originally took to Twitter on 30 March to post about how she was “humiliated” in a queue at the Parow West Pick ‘n Pay Family store.

“Racism is still alive in South Africa. The day to day battles of being black still continues. I have experienced it today.”

Xundu has also spoken to the Cape Argus about the ordeal. According to her, a white customer behind her became agitated when Xundu wanted to add some items after her sale had already been completed.

“That is where the issue started and she said I have to wait and bring the other stuff later and ‘in fact I don’t even like black people and have no respect for them and since you took over you have no respect and you are a monkey’. I was really calm and just said: ‘Oh really, I thought I was a human being’.”

“You can wear your gold watch and drive a Mercedes Benz, but you will never stop being a monkey,” Xundu told the Cape Argus.

The woman reportedly went on to tell Xundu that she should “go back to where the monkeys are.”

While the incident was taking place, Xundu says she managed to remain calm and take a picture of the women who “violated her dignity unprovoked”.

A charge of crimen injuria has been laid with the police. Xundu says she was surprised by the incident as she has never been a victim of racism before.

Pick n’ Pay had also been made aware of the incident and apologised for what happened to Xundu.