Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on British Airways to institute an independent investigation into the alleged racist treatment in which Black Motion was removed from the business class seat for a white passenger.
eNCA reported that Comair said investigations are underway to get to the bottom of an alleged racist incident aboard a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
The incident happened on Monday afternoon when the duo, Bongani Mohasana [DJ Murda] and Thabo Mabogwame [Smol], was ordered to leave business class.
The flight attendants approached Black Motion in the business class to give up their seats to a white woman who complained her seat broke.
To accommodate her, they instructed them to move to the economy class.
Upon the protest by Black Motion, the captain asked the police to remove them because he is not comfortable to fly angry blacks, fearing they will cause 911 situation.
EFF National spokesperson Mbuyesine Ndlozi said in a statement on Wednesday Black Motion DJs paid for the tickets and should be treated with a respect for any other human being.
“We call on British Airways to institute an investigation into this matter headed by an independent body or senior counsel,” said Ndlozi.
Failure to do this said Ndlozi Airport Company South Africa must suspend Brish Airways flights in our country [South Africa].
He added that British Airways can go fly in its colonial and ever racist Britain.
“Whosoever is white and not willing to treat black people with dignity and respect must leave our country?”
Ndlozi said in all restaurants, hotels, transportations, schools etc. black people are treated as second-class citizens whilst white people are given preferential treatment.