Black Motion to lodge complaint to British Airways over racist incident
Black Motion were allegedly singled out and asked to move to economy class despite having business class tickets.
This is how the story goes from the perspective of Black Motion as told to TshishaLIVE by their representative:
The duo, comprising of Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane and Bongani “Murdah” Mohosane, were booked into business class on a flight to Johannesburg.
They were comfortably seated when an air hostess asked them to move to economy because a white woman’s seat was faulty and needed to move.
The duo then questioned why out of everyone in business class they were being asked to move? They were apparently told that their tickets were “worthless.”
This is a strange answer seeing as ticket prices should be the same per class.
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Things naturally got heated and the air hostess allegedly went to inform the captain of the situation, and then returned telling the duo that the captain was having them removed because they were aggressive.
At this stage police came on and escorted them off the flight.
Apparently the crew then realised that Black Motion is famous and started apologising, offering them a new flight.
“They said that it was not about race but the truth is this only happened because they did not know they were Black Motion and they saw two boys and thought they could undermine them.”
British Airways says that they are investigating the incident:
“We have been made aware of this incident. Comair and British Airways will not tolerate racism. We regard these allegations as very serious and they thus warrant thorough investigation. We will establish what happened and take whatever action is required,” said Comair’s Shaun Pozyn.
In an update, there is no record from SAPS of removing anyone from an aircraft.