PRESS STATEMENT: Expression of ‘Regret’ from Mercedes Benz South Africa

The Media Review Network announces that it has received an apology from the President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, Mr. Hansgeorg Niefer.

In his response to our correspondence Vis a Vis the Islamophobic material emanating from staff members, Mr. Niefer articulated his company’s regret and we quote: “I would like to express my deep and sincere regret for this incident….”   Mr. Niefer assured Media Review Network  that the employees acted on their own initiative.

The policy of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, with regard to company resources is zero tolerance and according to Mr. Niefer, “we instantly initiated disciplinary action”. Mr. Niefer also gave the assurance that Mercedes-Benz South Africa will ensure that “something like this does not happen again”.

Mr. Niefer not only spoke on behalf of Mercedes-Benz South Africa but also for Daimler AG in Germany.

MRN

Author: MRN Network

The aspiration of the Media Review Network is to dispel the myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding among the diverse people of our country. The Media Review Network believes that Muslim perspectives on issues impacting on South Africans are a prerequisite to a better appreciation of Islam.