BLACK Motion was kicked off a British Airways flight for being black.
This is according to their travel manager, Nicky Seema.
Nicky told Daily Sun they were on a flight from Cape Town to Joburg on Monday when a white woman complained about her broken seat.
Nicky said the mlungu sat down and called an air hostess after realising her chair was broken.
The hostess then reportedly approached Black Motion and asked them to move to economy class.
He said the duo, whose real names are Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane and Bongani “Murdah” Mohosana, were booked for business class, while he and a photographer were booked for economy.
A furious Nicky said when the group refused to go to economy, they were all escorted off the flight.
He said the woman who complained about the seat even said she was sorry for complaining and didn’t know it would end that way.
“We were harassed in front of everyone. It was only when we introduced ourselves that we were offered apologies and new flight tickets,” he said.
“What I would like to know is why Black Motion? They were the only black people in business class. Why didn’t they choose someone else?”
Nicky said the whole ordeal was horrible.
“We told them we had a gig but were still told to get off the flight.”
He said what made it worse was the captain who said he doesn’t feel safe because they were avoiding another 9/11!
“Why would he assume us to be terrorists?”
Nicky said: “I realised if you don’t tell people who you are you’ll get bad treatment, especially if you’re black.”
Shaun Pozyn, the airline’s head of marketing, loyalty and customer experience, said they’ve been made aware of the incident.
“Comair and British Airways will not tolerate racism. We regard these allegations as very serious and they warrant thorough investigation.
“We will establish what happened and take whatever action is required.”