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Cape restaurant apologises after discriminating against a patron for dressing ‘inappropriately’

Cape Town restaurant Zenzero has apologised after Nigerian model and television host Adeola Ariyo accused the restaurant of discrimination after she was told by the manager she was wearing an “inappropriate” top.
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Cape restaurant apologises after discriminating against a patron for dressing ‘inappropriately’

A Cape Town restaurant has issued an apology following social media backlash after the manager refused a Nigerian TV presenter and model access into the establishment because of the way she was dressed.

Adeola Ariyo shared a clip of herself on Twitter following the incident at ZenZero in Camps Bay. She was wearing a crop top, jeans, and a jacket.

According to the model, the manager told her that she was not wearing “smart casual”.

The manager in question, told her that her top was not a crop top but rather a bra.

The restaurant has since issued an apology to the model via their Instagram page:

“The Kove Collection is deeply saddened to have been involved in an incident at Zenzero yesterday, Saturday 11 September.”

“Our team has made contact with the patrons involved and keeping all parties updated throughout this process. We do not condone any form of discrimination and will be dealing with our management internally.”

We would like to issue an apology to anyone affected or offended by this incident and are looking to rectify it immediately.”

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