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Local restaurant taken to task over offensive sign

A restaurant in Kloof Street Cape Town, Liquorice and Lime, has been taken to task for an offensive sign outside it's premises.

A message written on a chalk board in February read: eating 2 strips of bacon for breakfast reduces your chance of being a suicide bomber by 100%.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, to find out how a situation of this nature could be handled.

According to Duminy, it seems the incident happened in February but a picture of the sign is still being shared on social media along with people's disgust . He says he was made aware of it this past weekend.

Duminy says comments like this takes us back as a country and makes selling South Africa as a tourism destination very difficult.

We have no place in society today for this type of bigotry and discrimination

Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism

Duminy adds that efforts to get hold of the restaurant to address the situation have failed and urged the restaurant owners to take responsibility.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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