The EFF released the following statement.
EFF STATEMENT ON ENGAGEMENT WITH SMG GROUP ON ALLEGED RACISM Tuesday, 15 September 2020
The Economic Freedom Fighters has met with the SMG group, which represents BMW to
discuss allegations of racism against them. An advert was circulated detailing a job placement in which white males were called to apply as a priority.
This level of racism represents a disgusting culture of the prioritization of white people for jobs in a country where majority black people are unemployed.
Upon further investigation, the EFF has found that the advertisement issued on SMG’s behalf was fake. This provocation is just a further indicator that there are racists in this country who find joy in provoking the emotions and pain of black people and using genuine rage to distort efforts against racism.
The EFF has engaged with the SMG Group and resolved that the advert was unfortunate and not produced by them. Accordingly, we will not be pursuing any further protest action against BMW or the SMG Group.
ISSUED BY THE ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS, WESTERN CAPE