STATEMENT FROM PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN
ATTENTION: NEWS & BUSINESS EDITORS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: 30 January, 2017
Proudly South African joins the country in expressing its shock and sadness at the senseless murder of the manager of Sakhumzi restaurant on Sunday 29 January.
Sakhumzi’s is one of the most popular places to visit on Vilakazi Street, which is at the heart of Soweto tourism, attracting thousands of local and overseas visitors alike. It plays a vital role in bringing valuable spend into the township.
Proudly South African campaigns to promote the purchase by consumers, business and government of locally grown, manufactured and produced products and services. It also works hard to promote the support of local businesses, of which Sakhumzi Restaurant is one such example. Making these buy local choices is an important step in keeping businesses open and in sustaining as well as growing the job market.
The so called ‘kasi economy’ is a vibrant one and makes an enormous contribution to job creation and economic growth in the country’, said Proudly South African CEO, Eustace Mashimbye. ‘Not only do we mourn the loss of the restaurant’s manager but we regret that this crime has the potential to do untold damage to this and other tourist sites in Soweto and other townships. We send our condolences to the Sakhumzi community and the victim’s family and urge South Africans to continue to show their support for the restaurant by not letting this crime deter them from enjoying the great food and atmosphere for which it is deservedly so well known.
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