After several black callers told 702 host Chris Vick a guest lodge called Zanandi based in Hartbeespoort just outside Brits in North West is turning away black clients, social media began exposing the establishment.
The callers spoke of how when they make bookings, the exclusionary apartheid-era policy is not explained, but once they arrive at the venue they are told of the ‘right of reservation’ rule and bluntly told black people are not allowed in.
It was reported when the producers of the show attempted to call the establishment to give them a right to reply on the allegations of practising blatant racism, they dropped the call when realizing it was a radio station calling them.
This did not do the business any good at all as those with anecdotes and those infuriated with the alleged racism openly practiced by Zanandi took to twitter to express their outrage and #ZanandiMustFall was activated pronto.
A guest lodge called Zanandi located in Hartees doesn't allow blacks to leisure as guests.
Save your money and don't even book there.
Call them if you in doubt 082 826 2100
— Bongani Msila (@Macdee_) December 27, 2017
A user was not surprised that such an establishment exists and said ‘only racist South Africans will support it.’ The caller added that it would have ceased to exist and customers would have shunned it if racism was non existent.
— T E B O G O ???????? (@stillTebogo) December 27, 2017
Those who have been turned away at this establishment were encouraged to contact the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)
See what happens when you’re racist or practice racism at your establishments, we raise up and defend democracy #ZanandiMustFall , next step: Anyone who was subject to racism at Zanandi Holiday Resort in Hartebeespoort, let’s report to SAHRC. don’t be a keyboard activist
— Sunny the Solar Guy! (⧖) (@sunnyboymorgan) December 27, 2017
Some had views that have no place in modern society.
I dont why @MYANC cant impose death sentence to anyone who practice racism. Racism is like witchcraft where it is passed from parent to his/her child. We cant continue to be undermined by foreigners in our own land and country #Zanandimustfall
— Donald (@ddmhlanga1) December 27, 2017
Questions were raised about why the black people who were turned away did not simply support other businesses.
#ZanandiMustFall. Good thing for black owned businesses, blacks must seize the opportunity & support their own. Buy black. Problem with the clever blacks, they want to fit in white spaces, money won't turn you white. You must see at how whites laughs @ coconuts.
— The Immigrant ???????? ???????? (@The_Immigrant0) December 27, 2017
When it became apparent the owner had either changed his number of attempted to go underground, those who work for telecommunications were requested to share the new number, should he acquire one.
@chrisvick3 i like the spirit #ZanandiMustFall if the owner tries to change the number, can our loyal countrymen and wome on #CountryDuty at @TelkomZA @MTNza @Vodacom @CellC let us know of the new number.
He must just go… he must not breathe, he must not have peace pic.twitter.com/ggkdkuIlz5
— Siya Kholisi (@MMpho_) December 27, 2017
Radio host Chris Vick broke down the issue for those arguing that this is not strictly racism.
— Chris Vick (@chrisvick3) December 27, 2017