Watch! Motivational Speaker Gavin Sharples Opens A Case Against This Licensing Department Employee Because Of This. The motivational speaker, Gavin Sharples, was the one who interceded when he noticed the event happening.
An employee at the licensing department is being slammed for his supposed racist spout towards a patron. The event happened at the licensing department in Bedfordview at Ekurhuleni. The city of Ekurhuleni says it is aware of the video recording and they are taking the issue seriously. The city of Ekurhuleni has stated that it has also started an examination.
The motivational speaker, Gavin Sharples, was the one who interceded when he noticed the event happening. He told TimesLive that on the day, 20th of May, he went to go restore his own driver’s licence. He said the employee looked down on a young guy who was probably at the place for his driver’s or learner’s documentation.
Sharples says the employee started screaming at the boy, he told him that he was doing him a courtesy by talking to him in English. He then told the boy that he doesn’t understand English and he should communicate with him in his home language. Gavin Sharples says he heard the employee say, “you white people need to learn your own language.”
He says the employee then said the boy was stupid, at that point Gavin stood up and told the employee to put some love in his heart and show some respect towards the boy. Gavin says, “then turned his racist rant towards me. He told me directly that he had no love in his heart and began to shout at me. At this point a recording was made of his conduct.”He says the employee didn’t care about the video recording and told the person recording “you can do whatever you do.”
Gavin says the employee’s supervisor was sitting at a working station behind him and the supervisor could probably hear him because the office was an open plan office. He says that when he went to the supervisor’s office, the employee said: “you white people sometimes, you make me sick.” Gavin says he lodged a case of crimen injuria against the employee at the police station in Bedfordview, he has also laid his complaint at the South African Human Rights Commision and the Equality Court.
by Alexandra Ramaite