V&A Waterfront Apologises To Phumzile Van Damme After Racist Incident

She said she was compelled to punch a man "in self-protection" after his relative "was filming me the whole time".

V&A Waterfront Apologises Phumzile Van Damme After Racist Incident-Surge Zirc SA
Phumzile Van Damme/Photo File: Google

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town apologised on Tuesday night to DA MP Phumzile van Damme following an occurrence yesterday where Van Damme punched a young man in a supposed racial episode at the centre.

Van Damme took to Twitter to vent her disappointment over what she saw to be a misusing of the circumstance by the Waterfront’s administrators.

She said she was compelled to punch a man “in self-protection” after his relative “was filming me the whole time”.

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She tweeted: “Management of V&A Waterfront if you’re going to allow racism and racists on your premises, please announce it to all. I will not stand for anyone’s racism towards me or anyone. And don’t send me some PR clichéd response either, ACTION.”

In a tweet on Tuesday evening, the administration of the V&A Waterfront energetically apologized to the DA MP for the treatment she got from its security chief, who interceded during the squabble with a group of guests to the mall.

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Van Damme acknowledged the conciliatory sentiment.

She likewise reported on Twitter that she would lay charges at the police headquarters on Wednesday.

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