Coloureds are Lazy

Retail giant Pick n Pay is in trouble again, after a human resources officer was accused of calling coloured people lazy.

Shareef Carlse was visiting Pick n Pay’s Tyger Valley branch in April, when he was asked by the manager to wait in an office; while the availability of an item was being checked. Carlse who is a former police detective, said that soon after entering the office, someone else came in and said, “coloureds just don’t want to work, they are such a lazy lot”.

After this -out of the blue- remark, Carlse confronted the man, who was shocked to hear that Carlse was not a member of staff. 48 year old Carlse left in disgust and sent a letter of complaint to Pick n Pay’s head office, of which a copy was forwarded to the Cape Times.

To date, Carlse has not heard back from the chain store’s human resources head office.

When asked to comment, Pick n Pay denied that such a racist remark was made.

image: andrew sabatier

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Yor!!! What the heck is wrong with the racist mentality of pnp staff member since most of their staff is coloured if its not that they embarass and traumatise a old coloured lady then they pass such shitty remarks are they trained 2 be such #@#++*

  2. Shareef Carlse must lay a complaint at Commission of Human Rights for a investigation into the alleged allegation and if found guilty PnP must deploy/transfer that white face racist to a PnP in a coloured area.

    • Rudy Adams, who says the comment was made by a white person? Me thinks your racist second face is showing.

    • The report said nothing about a ‘white person’, how can Rudy Adams just assume it is a white person?

  3. Its not about racist it’s about how the management how they train they people an how to address a customer weather he or she is white;black or colourd they must be tread the same wee as people will always address other people an say they are racist coz we are not it’s how u react on a situation that why we live in a world like this

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