The incident at Spur that has seen South Africa divided has taken a shocking twist that no one expected as it turns out the man (Nico Viljoen) in the picture and the woman (Lebohang Mabuya) are high school lovers. The new came after the man’s current girlfriend, Tanya Langton, saw some old photos of the woman in the man’s phone and quizzed him about them to which he confessed he used to date her. Their relationship ended when the man’s parents refused to accept a black daughter in law.
Friends of the woman also confirmed that she used to date Nico and was heartbroken when they were forced to break up. “This was the first time they met and it is obvious they are still in love or they have some unfinished business together”, said one friend of the woman who refused to be named.
Video footage of the altercation at Texamo Spur – in The Glen Shopping Centre in Johannesburg – on Sunday went viral on social media and the food chain was sharply criticised for the way it was handled.
Lebohang Mabuya‚ who was threatened by a father at the restaurant during an argument over the behaviour of their children‚ told The Times that his behaviour was “intimidating and disrespectful”.
Spur has apologised to Mabuya and confirmed that a review of their own CCTV footage showed that the man had grabbed her child “in an aggressive manner and his actions are unacceptable”.
“We have reviewed our CCTV footage of the incident and can confirm that Ms Mabuya’s version of events is accurate‚” said a statement issued by Spur.
Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder added; “We will be talking to Ms Mabuya directly‚ at her convenience‚ and will apologise for what she and her family experienced.
“We will also offer her and her family trauma counselling and any other support where we can. I would like to again make it very clear that as an organisation we do not condone any forms of violence against women or children‚ irrespective of the circumstances.
Source : LiveMonitor