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Skolopad 'close to tears' when asked to dine outside at popular hotel

2017-09-12 12:15
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Cape Town - Local entertainer Nonhlanhla "Skolopad " Qwabe was "close to tears" when she was asked to dine outside at a popular hotel in Lesotho, because of her "inappropriate" outfit.

Speaking to The Juice Skolopad explained that she had arrived at the hotel at 03:00 on Sunday and checked-in wearing the same outfit deemed "inappropriate" a few hours later.

"When I checked-in they had no problem with what I was wearing. The next morning when I arrived for breakfast I was told by the waitress that they would set up a special table for me outside, as my outfit was not acceptable."

She went on to say that the treatment she received was very upsetting and that she was "close to tears."

Skolopad is now worried, as she is traveling to Mozambique next month, and fears she might experience the same embarrassment.

"Should I wear jeans, when I'm not comfortable?," she said.     

This is what Skolopad was wearing at the time of the incident

The Juice has reached out to Avani Hotel who confirmed Skolopad was "deemed to be dressed inappropriately."

Avani Hotel Lesotho General Manager, Willem van Heerden, said: "We can confirm the incident and that Ms Qwabe was deemed to be dressed inappropriately in terms of the applicable dress code which is smart casual, by the manager of the restaurant. Ms Qwabe and her partner were advised thereof and were offered to either dine on the restaurant patio or alternatively they could have room service. Ms Qwabe's partner indicated that they preferred the patio and a table was setup for them." 

(Photos: Supplied/Skolopad)