Donations have poured in for a waitress in South Africa after a black student denied her tip because she is a white. 24-year-old Ashleigh Schultz who is a student and also working in a restaurant simultaneously in Cape town to help her cancer-struck mother financially to get treatment.
She was reduced to tears when Ntokozo Qwabe – a student leader leading a campaign against whites to remove a Cecil Rhodes statue at Oxford , has humiliated her in full public glare.
He bragged online that they had made her cry ‘typical white tears’, leaving him ‘unable to stop smiling because something so black and wonderful had happened’.
The incident last week at Obz Cafe in the Western Cape, South Africa, has ignited a backlash against Mr Qwabe, who was branded a racist bully.
Miss Schultz’s friends said she had already been feeling low as her mother has cancer.
One said: ‘She has a very sick mother she cares for, and had to move flat recently and is worried about all of this. She did burst into tears because she is having a tough time at present.’
Online campaigns sprang up to ‘tip the waitress’ and last night they had pledges topping £2,000
Miss Schultz could not be reached for comment.