Parent company of Bank Windhoek Capricorn Group on Wednesday this week suspended its sales manager Riaan van Rooyen, following the revelation of an alleged racist social media posting. “The post does not reflect the opinion of Capricorn Group or Bank Windhoek or any of its subsidiaries in any way but it is the opinion of the individual concerned. Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek distance themselves from the sentiments expressed by the individual,” read a statement from Capricorn Group.
“Both Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek condemn racism, hate speech and any other forms of discrimination as gross violations of its core values and ethics. The individual was suspended with immediate effect and the matter is being dealt with in accordance to the Group’s internal disciplinary and ethics policy,” the statement reads.