Ndebele Man in his native attire told to leave Clicks store by mall management for dressing ‘indecently’.
In a video circulating on social media, the man is seen in traditional Ndebele attire. At the entrance to a store, the man is confronted by another man — later identified as a centre manager — who asked him to leave.
“Let’s cut a long story short,” the manager says. “We’ve got a right of admission. I don’t condone this in my mall.”
A woman, who appears to be the one filming the altercation, says: “This is Africa. You can’t tell someone what to do or what to wear at which mall.”
The manager then implies that the man was dressed indecently, saying that the mall was “a public place” — to which the man says: “You are wearing Western; I am wearing African.”
The manager ultimately says this is “my mall” and refused the man entry.
Pharmacy chain Clicks — whose store in the mall was the scene of the incident — said that it would be taking action, as it was left “embarrassed” by the manager’s actions.