WATCH: Video of white ‘gaatjie’ working on Sea Point taxi goes VIRAL

WATCH: Video of white ‘gaatjie’ working on Sea Point taxi goes VIRAL

A TikTok video of a white man working as a ‘gaatjie’ for a taxi driver in Sea Point in Cape Town has gone viral.

In the video which was shared by @mandisa_banda this week, the unidentified man ‘hops in and out of the taxi’ to allow passengers into the vehicle.

As per Briefly, the man is casually dressed for his job, wearing a headband, a long-sleeved top and long pants that ‘resemble pyjamas’.

‘Gaatjies’ are individuals who operate the (taxi) door and take passengers’ fares.

The role is more often than not conducted by people of colour in the taxi industry.

At the time of publishing, the video has had over 37 400 likes, 725 comments and nearly 4 000 shares.

It’s the second TikTok video to have gone viral in recent weeks after The South African website reported on a war cry performed by Wynberg Boys’ High School in Cape Town that had over 91 million views.

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