Noxolo Mthembu, Miss SA hopeful trended over the weekend on social media after posting a video where she lambasted staff at KFC for not social distancing.
Some social media commentators argued she was trying to get people fired and by creating unnecessary ‘Nollywood drama’.
Though the KFC staff, at an un-named branch admitted to her that eating and not keeping social distance was not allowed before but it is now allowed.
However, South Africa recently directed restaurants to open under new rules, which was rolled out by South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.
Restaurants and casinos started operating at 50% capacity from Monday, June 29, after 3 months of lockdown.
SIT DOWN RESTAURANT GUIDELINES
In terms of guests, a screening questionnaire must be conducted;
Take precautionary measures to protect the person and other persons in the premises;
Not allow any person into the premises if that person is not wearing a cloth mask or homemade item that covers the nose and mouth or another appropriate item to cover the nose and mouth;
Ensure that customers and guests wear masks at all times while they are in their premises except when eating or drinking;
Ensure that all customers are sanitised before entering the premises;
Demarcate in a visible manner a distance of a line at least 1.5m from the point of sale serving counter towards the customer;
Ensure customers queue at least 1.5m apart behind each other or sideways;
Spread seat capacity to enforce distancing of 1.5m between guests; and
Consider a reservation system to manage demand, and help ensure capacity limits are adhered to.
— Noxolo Mthembu (@NoxlMthembu) July 2, 2020
Other social media users praised her for being bold enough to question ‘inappropriate behaviour’ in public.