MiWay insurance has rubbished claims over a racist email screenshot in which black clients are referred to as ‘baboons’, with chief executive officer Rene Otto calling it ‘fake news’ and a ‘hoax’.
In the email, which has been doing the rounds on social media, one official reminds another of a managerial decision not to take 90% of the claims from black clients, adding that this would be an opportunity to save money and ‘punish these black baboons.
Otto says they will prove that the email is fake.
“Its absolute nonsense, fake news on steroids. 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 email reads: “This is a reminder of yesterdays managers meeting. The final decisions was to reject 90% of claims made by black people as from 1 August 2017. They are an easy target, its also a great opportunity t ave money and punish those black baboons.”