MiWay Insurance Is Fighting Racism Claims Following Email Screenshot Gone Viral
MiWay Insurance is feeling the fire after a screenshot of an alleged email from an employee revealing a company strategy to deny 90% of blacks claims while also calling them baboons has gone viral.
“They are an easy target, it’s also a great opportunity to save money and also punish these black baboons,” reads the last sentence of the email.
According to Okay Africa, MiWay claims the email is fraudulent and the company has vowed to prove as much.
“It’s absolute nonsense, fake news on steroids,” the company’s CEO, Rene Otto said, “There has never been such a decision and it’s a hoax email. I have just seen the mail myself. We are busy following the threads so we will be able to prove that it’s false and falsified.”
The company has also released a statement on its Facebook page denying the allegations of racism:
“MiWay is a proudly South African company committed to diversity and transparency. We have been made aware of a racist email purported to have been written and sent by a member of staff. An urgent investigation was launched and we can confirm that the email with its content was never sent from a MiWay employee.”
While some members of the public are supporting the company, pointing out “evidence” the email is fake
Other folks say even if the email is fake the company still doesn’t reflect diversity or fairness:
What do you think about this situation? Email aside, we agree with the folks who have legitimate concerns about the company. Seems like MiWay has a lot of work to do