THE apology by Gautrain chief executive Jack van der Merwe to a man wearing traditional clothing who was turned away from a station yesterday fuelled even more anger among social media users.
Van der Merwe apologised after the man was asked to leave a Joburg station on the grounds he was inappropriately dressed.
Thando Mahlangu, 34, said he was publicly humiliated when asked to leave a Gautrain station because his traditional Ndebele outfit was deemed inappropriate on Friday last week.
@Bobduma: “Such policy was deliberately put in place to make Gautrain anti blacks. Walking barefooted is African.”
@thatotainment: “Does that mean wearing traditional outfits like “ibheshu” is illegal on the Gautrain? Colonialism still exists.”
@Bamfbiker: “Outrageous behaviour by Gautrain. They must pay. Haibo but sorry doesn’t do it.”
@strawbazzer: “If attire exposes too much it shouldn’t be allowed… in some cultures it’s okay for ladies to go topless… should this be allowed on Gautrain.”