VIDEO: Outrage as SA woman shoved down steep flight of stairs by Airbnb host

A video showing a South African tourist being pushed down a flight of stairs by a man in Amsterdam has caused shock on social media.

The video surfaced on social media after South African photographer Zanele Muholi first posted it to her Instagram.

The woman, Sibahle ‘Steve’ Nkumbi, was staying at an Airbnb with three colleagues in the Netherlands.

The man and his wife hosted the filmmakers, but the couple aggressively tried to kick them out after the visitors allegedly checked out late.

According to a Netherlands news website‚ the 47-year-old Dutch man has since been arrested.

Airbnb has condemned the incident as social media users debate whether it was racially charged.

VIDEO: SA woman shoved down steep flight of stairs by Airbnb host

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