Another day, another vile incident caught on tape. This time it’s an Ocean Basket store.
CCTV footage shows the owner of the Lakefield Ocean Basket in Benoni beating a staff member. The footage quickly went viral on social media.
The video clip is one minute long and shows a man reported to be the store owner, beating an employee who is backed up into a corner. The employee does nothing. The man continues his assault, kneeing him in the stomach and chest.
TimesLIVE reported that they contacted the store and when the phone was answered an unnamed person said that he had no idea what they were talking about.
The incident occurred in July, but was shared publicly on Facebook last week. It was further reported that the employee had been working for the store for nine years and was beaten after “breaking a rule” at the store. What rule it was was not stated.
On the real though, what the fuck‼️‼️😡
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) August 8, 2017
According to TimesLIVE, Ocean Basket removed the man from the store. Ocean Basket CEO Grace Harding told TimesLive.
“When we saw it we immediately went to the store where we confronted the owner. We immediately removed him from our brand. We have provided counseling services to the employee who was assaulted.”
Charges have not been laid and the employee has been advised of his rights. You can watch the incident below.