In a shocking incident that has come to light, a Netherlands Airbnb host pushed a South African filmmaker, Sibahle Steve Nkumbi, down a flight of stairs for checking out a “few minutes” late.
The video was uploaded by her friend, a crew member, Zanele Muholi, who Instagrammed the incident which took place on July 8, 2017, at Amsterdam.
2017.07.08: Amsterdam. One of my friends/ Inkanyiso crew members was pushed downstairs by the Airbnb owner where we stayed. He threw their belongings out … for few mins late checkout. She collapsed and ended up in hospital. She suffered internal injuries and bruises. Am so angry with this I couldn't even sleep. This is racism and can't be justified… violence on black bodies as you can see in this video. #racism #evidence #visualactivism #Amsterdam 😭😭😭😭😭😭😰… #lessthan24hours ago … a young black female pushed and hurt by a white male who screamed in a Dutch language. #genderbasedviolence … 📹 by #LeratoDumse @dumselerato of @dulovemedia
Zanele wrote in the video how the owner, “threw their belongings out … for few mins late checkout. She (Sibahle) collapsed and ended up in hospital. She suffered internal injuries and bruises.”
In a video interview with Kevin P. Roberson, Nkumbi said, the host was verbally abusive, and kept saying, “You people” and other repeated comments like, “This is not Africa”.
Nkumbi, as a writer, was at the Amsterdam Stedelijk, where work of the artist collective Zanele Muholi was being showcased. They were scheduled to check out of the apartment at 11 a.m. but were still there after 12 p.m. That’s when the landlord arrived and the altercation took place.
The host faces prosecution for attempted murder.