Beauty influencer Mihlali Ndamase and FlySafair, have come to an agreement that discrimination is an issue that all South Africans need to continue to eradicate
Mihlali and the low-cost airline released a joint statement on Tuesday following an alleged racist incident on one of its flights.
The YouTube star took to Instagram over the weekend to slam the airline’s staff, claiming her and her friends were called “animals” because they were too loud.
“I didn’t know it was against the law to speak on a flight, I mean if you have an issue with hearing black people’s voices buy a private jet. I can’t believe we have to deal with such treatment in 2019 for being black, I’m so disappointed,” she wrote in a since deleted Instagram post.
Mihlali added that staff called police to escort them off the plane.
FlySAfair officials say there some “unfortunate misunderstandings on both sides”
“The parties discussed the complexities of discrimination – which can be explicit or implied, conscious or unconscious, deliberate or accidental – and agreed that there is a lot of work to be done in our country to bring attention to these nuances.
“Both also reached common ground on the fundamental importance of flawless aviation safety management and appropriate behaviour aboard an aircraft,” quoted the airline as saying in a statement.
Mihlali and FlySafair have both agreed not to make any further comments on the matter.