Virgin Active in second racism claim

By Time of article published Feb 7, 2012

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According to reports by Eyewitness News, another Virgin Active gym has been immersed in a racism row.

The alleged verbal attack took place in Sunninghill, northern Johannesburg and Lesley Mofokeng says he is too traumatised to return to the gym.

Mofokeng is quoted as saying that he has already laid a criminal charge at the Sandton police station.

According to reports Mofokeng was cycling when a man approached him and accused him of “hogging the equipment”. The man apparently swore at him and referred to him as a “boy”.

“The guy came and started shouting and said, ‘You black guys take everything. We know this is your f*cken country, but you do not have to control everything.”

Mofokeng says Virgin Active has not been in contact with him despite having twice complained to them during the past month.

“I am still scared. I have not been to that gym ever since.”

The gym has reportedly pledged to investigate the matter and reaffirmed that they have a zero tolerance attitude toward incidents of this nature. - IOL

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