Kelly Khumalo shares that in 2015 she didn’t expect to experience bad customer service because of her skin colour.
The singer shares that she went to a restaurant with her sister Zandie and to her surprise experienced an awkward environment from the staff and other customers.
The singer shares that as soon as she stepped into the restaurant she could sense the awkwardness and the stares that suggested that”black people are not welcomed there.”
She also adds that she was baffled that in this country there are still places where you’re discriminated against because of your skin colour and where you’re not just seen as a human being.
“I though we’ve come a long way to still see each other as ppl of color instead of just human beings who were created to love and appreciate each other,” she wrote.
The owner’s daughter then reached out to Kelly on her post and apologised for her experience at the restaurant.
Thought We’ve Grown…
In my entire life I never thought I’d experience RACISM at first hand till today! Out of hunger and not wanting to spend the rest of our Sunday on the road @zandie_khumalo @precioustj and I decided to stop @ a place called The Cabin Farm Stall for break fast. Little did we know that Black People are not welcomed there, i could sense the awkwardness when we walked in there, not to mention the silent voices asking what are blacks doing here?? before we knew it the Owner came to our table to complain about God knows WHAT speaking in Afrikaans and made sure we understood that people of our color are not welcomed there, unless you work for them. I thought we’ve come a long way to still see each other as ppl of color instead of just human beings who were created to love and appreciate each other. #IGuessIWasWrong #MyTruth
@mills_dezi apology accepted.. Apart from my experience I’ve also learned that Racism is still an issue in our country, so many ppl have shared their experiences and I sense so much hurt and anger…. It is really time to move on and represent the Rainbow Nation That we are. A photo posted by Kelly Khumalo (@kelly_khumalo) on