North West province police have released information which shows that the man banned from nationwide Spur restaurants in March had previous charges for assault and domestic violence laid against him.
The man, a car salesman from Rustenburg in the North West, was banned from Spur after hurling insults and derogatory comments towards a woman and her child due to an alleged altercation involving his daughter.
“The cases include three of common assault, one of malicious damage to property and one being contravention of the Domestic Violence Act”, said North West police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone.
The incident caused a major backlash with many people asking why they were not both banned and large parts of the Afrikaans community standing behind a boycott of the steak ranch franchise.
The man was reported on three occasions by his own wife for domestic violence and was seen hitting her with his fist at a local rugby club.
Spur has stated that the boycott has not impacted greatly as a whole, but it has been tough in zones where support for conservative socio-politics runs rife.
The incident has highlighted a great social and cultural rift which still exists between certain white Afrikaans South Africans and black South Africans 23 years since democratisation.