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Adam Catzavelos. Image: delivered.
JOHANNESBURG – The Catzavelos family has confirmed the statement circulating on social media that Adam Catzavelos apologized for his racist video.
In his apology he says that the damage he has done with his video is unacceptable and that he has been "thoughtless and insensitive".
Catzavelos says that he "has shown a complete lack of understanding of what the people in our nation have endured."
This apology from #AdamCatzavelos rings hollow.
No clear acknowledgment that his speech was racist and that he is a racist. MXM. pic.twitter.com/TUEgAJMY8p
– Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) August 24, 2018
In the video released on Tuesday, Catzevelos expressed his joy not to see black people at his holiday destination by referring to it as the K-word. The video has now become viral.
"….. and not one K @! ## & ÷ in sight" wow … why does not he go there? Some of your white people are exhausting. pic.twitter.com/pMl3IXPf4F
– Farah C. Fortune (@fcfortune) August 21, 2018
Catzavelos has since been fired from the family business, St George's Fine Foods, and the private school in Johannesburg where his children are enrolled has banished the businessman from his company.
On Wednesday, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) filed a criminal charge against the Joburg businessman at Bramley's police station.
The Mandisa Mashego of the EFF says that they have provided sufficient evidence and information to the police to help them to act quickly against Catzavelos.
"We gave them everything, we gave them evidence, we gave that guest's address and we even gave them his ID number, there's nothing for them to do, they have to go and arrest."
Mashego has called on South Africans to boycott companies that are owned by racist people.
"His company forced him to resign, we do not care, they can do what they want to make themselves feel better."
The EFF says it will also insist on the criminalization of racism in the country.
At the same time, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation praised the rapid call for action by the South African public for the racist comments of Catzavelos.
Zaakirah Vadi, the foundation, says: "I think we should applaud the public for claiming this issue for calling racism.
"We have to make sure that racists who are still shameless and arrogant racist are paid, and I find it very sad that this happens after the incident with Penny Sparrow. & # 39;