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newsThe Star reports that a top Joburg eatery has closed, putting 57 employees on the unemployment line days before Christmas.  

Mash Braai House, based at the Buzz Shopping Centre in Fourways, had to close its doors this month following a supposed dispute with the landlord that began last month.  Owner Ngwato Mashilwane said on Thursday that he could not rule out racism because “a whole lot of excuses” and “uncalled for attitudes and accusations” were made against the eatery’s patrons, who had been accused of being “filthy”.  “We always clean thoroughly, every night and morning before we open.  How they come to the conclusion that our customers are dirty, I do not know,” Mashilwane stated.  Mashilwane said an amicable agreement had been reached with the landlord last month that his establishment would close doors this Sunday, but the centre reneged on the deal and shut down the place earlier this month.  Mashilwane said the Fourways branch had had 72 employees, some of whom would be absorbed at the Midrand establishment.

  • Read Khaya Koko’s full report on this story at The Star

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