A listener spotted a placard by a rental agency in Paternoster in which tourists were warned to avoid informal traders because "they are mostly opportunistic criminals".
This offended some of the guests at the self-catering facility who said the sign was painting everyone with the same brush and that Paternoster has good people staying there.
In trying to clarify the situation Sanet Langenhoven of Paternoster Rentals says that some visitors have fallen prey to criminal activities and they were trying to warn people.
She says the placard has since been removed and the company will consider proper and non offensive wording to warn people.
The owner is apologising if it has offended you. We have taken it down.— Sanet Langenhoven of Paternoster Rentals
As a rental agent, most of our customers are people of colour and they are absolutely amazing... It doesn't matter what colour they are, it is an offensive post and the owner has taken it down.— Sanet Langenhoven of Paternoster Rentals
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