NATIONAL NEWS - A woman working at a recruitment agency in Port Elizabeth has been suspended for using the slur “monkeys” to describe a colleague as well as his union representatives, HeraldLive has reported.
Sharnay Schwartz Scribante, a branch manager at Workforce Staffing, was caught out when her use of the racist description was recorded on a cellphone.
The recording of her using the slur is alleged to not have been the first time she used the term to refer to her black colleagues.
“All those monkeys are standing outside with Lerato. One of them apparently says he does not want to go to the meeting,” Scribante is alleged to say in the recording.
Scribante claimed not to know anything about the issue when contacted by HeraldLive, but her lawyer said they would issue a statement once they had heard the recording.
“I felt cold chills down my spine. She was not even provoked,” an anonymous colleague said.