A video of a South African woman being thrown down the stairs by the landlord of an Airbnb in Amsterdam went viral this week. The victim, Sibahle Nkumbi, has spoken out over the incident, describing it as a “racist attack” and hopes to see justice served.
In a video posted by her friend on social media, Sibahle can be seen being physically removed from the building by the white man. As he pushes her around, she ends up falling down the stairs.
Sibahle and her friend stayed over at the Airbnb over the weekend, but had missed the check out time. Even though they were in the process of leaving, they were still physically forced out of the accommodation.
She sustained several bruises to her body and a concussion.
Sibahle has told her side of the incident.
Below is a video of the incident.
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