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newsTimesLive reports that a Port Elizabeth woman who allegedly referred to a colleague and his union representatives as “monkeys” has been suspended for using the racial slur at the offices of Workforce Staffing in Newton Park.  

Branch manager Sharnay Schwartz Scribante was recorded on a cellphone using the racial slur when talking to another colleague.  In the recording, Scribante is heard talking to a woman about work issues when she suddenly allegedly refers to a black colleague and his union representatives outside as monkeys.  “All those monkeys are standing outside with Lerato.  One of them apparently says he does not want to go to the meeting,” she allegedly said.  Workforce Staffing managing director Sean Momberg said the matter was being investigated.  He distanced the company from and condemned any forms of discrimination.  Workforce Staffing, which has an international footprint is a staffing and recruitment company.

  • Read a report by Michael Kimberley at TimesLive

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