Cape Town restaurant under fire after Nigerian model cries discrimination

Zenzero in Cape Town has come under fire online after the manager turned a customer away who was dressed ‘inappropriately over the weekend.’

Taking to her Twitter page, Nigerian model and tv host on DSTV’s Honey, Adeola Ariyo shared a clip of herself outside the Italian restaurant wearing a crop top, jeans, and a jacket.

In the video posted on her Twitter page, Ariyo said the restaurant manager told her she was not dressed accordingly, that what she was wearing was not smart casual but a bra.

“Zenzero Restaurant, your discrimination today was unnecessary. This is smart casual! Your manager from Macedonia was very unnecessary and rude. And his apology was also very lacklustre,” she wrote.

Users on Social media came out about experiencing the same thing at the same restaurant and at other restaurants.

In a statement posted on Instagram, the restaurant said they would like to apologise to anyone affected or offended by this incident and are looking to rectify it immediately.

“The Kove Collection is deeply saddened to have been involved in an incident at Zenzero yesterday, Saturday, 11 September. Our team has made contact with the patrons involved and keeping all parties updated throughout this process. We do not condone any form of discrimination and will be dealing with our management internally. We would like to issue an apology to anyone affected or offended by this incident and are looking to rectify it immediately,” they wrote.

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