Twitter users were not having it and were quite outraged by the way Absa was simplifying black tax.
A number of people asked that the poll be removed but Absa has refused. The company is sticking to their guns and tweeted that “we don't want to try tuck this under the carpet, by deleting the post. We don’t ‘make this go away’”.
“The pushback from our community was the correct response. We've learnt from this and will try harder. Our sincere apologies for the offence we have caused.”
One Absa client asked FNB, Nedbank and Capitec how they can move their account to one of their banks given Absa's response on the poll.
yho yho yhooo, Nonses, @Nedbank how easy and costly to switch ones account to your bank, including debits and savings accounts?
Twitter users, yesterday night did not mince their words with their disdain for the financial institution. One user said: I don't see how someone taking care of their family should be labelled anything!!! Nwak!!
Another user said: There is no putting lipstick on this pig of a tweet 😡🤯😡🤯😡.we will screen grab and remind @Absa of this most useless, rude, insensitive, mocking, degrading tweet in future.