Every girl wants a white wedding hey, but in the case of the four day Gupta wedding extravaganza at Sun City the term has taken on a rather different meaning as COSATU claim that guests at the wedding are demanding to be served by white staff only. The Gupta wedding already has a sh*tstorm hanging over it after they controversially landed a private jet at a military airbase without authorisation and then getting a blue light police escort to Sun City. Now COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions) is throwing racism in the mix with a statement claiming that the Gupta family does not want to be served by the African staff members at Sun City.
Here’s the statement from Cosatu.
“Gupta`s Family gets state security at Sun City
2 May 20132
The Congress of South African Trade unions in the North West province have been informed that the Gupta family, who are staying in the Sun International-owned resort of Sun City in the North West, are getting what could be called preferential treatment by the state and that they continue with racism against our members.
COSATU has been informed that the family is under police protection while they are in the resort and all their trips have police escorts using state vehicles.
COSATU is also informed that the family does not want to be served by the African staff members who are employed in the resort. They demand that their services must be rendered by white personnel, starting from the cleaning of their rooms, the cooking and the drivers of the shuttles they use in the resort
For us as COSATU this is racism at its worst and this cannot be allowed to continue to take place in a country where racism is a crime. At Sun City our members have been facing racial attitudes from some of the service providers such as the 24/7 security company with which we have an outstanding case with, as we have with Sun City. ” [Read the rest HERE]
The Gupta’s have denied the Cosatu claims saying “The allegations of racism are rejected with the contempt they deserve”.