JOHANNESBURG - Video footage has emerged of a man believed to be the owner at a Gauteng Ocean Basket assaulting a junior staff member.
It's understood the footage is from CCTV surveillance at the restaurant's Lakefield franchise in Benoni.
In the video, a white man can be seen slapping one of his black staff members in the face several times and also using his knee in the assault.
Ocean Basket's Grace Harding says the man has been removed from the franchise with immediate effect.
“We took immediate action within 24 hours of finding out. The owner of the store has been removed from the store and he will no longer own the store. He will not be a franchisee of Ocean Basket.”