Cape Town - The V&A Waterfront, one of Cape Town's most iconic tourist attractions, on Monday said it was investigating allegations of racism which involved a black Democratic Alliance (DA) MP, a white family and a punch in the face.
After visiting the V&A Waterfront, DA MP Phumzile van Damme tweeted that she had experienced racism and punched one of the offenders in the face in self-defence.
"The family. This lady was filming me the entire time, so I tried to take photos & that little s**t in the black t-shirt came to my face & came within my face & [said] “voetsek you black” & threw [my phone] on the ground. He was threatening violence so in self-defense I punched him in the head," Van Damme tweeted.
After her confrontation with the family, Van Damme tweeted a video of her conversation with the security manager whom she said had not acted on her complaint.
"AND, @VandAWaterfront the right way to deal with this would’ve been to take my details & the family’s details & apologized to me for what I’d experienced. Your 'Manager' did neither. He treated me like the rubbish & told me to go, so I said 'fine, I’ll have to expose you'," she tweeted.