The family appealed for some measure of calm.
It said members of the extended family and some of its staff and business associates had been threatened and intimidated‚ with death threats made.
“Our primary concern‚ therefore‚ right now‚ is for the safety of the extended family‚ and that of our staff and associates. As stated before‚ we reject racism and seek‚ in our own small way‚ to work for the betterment of this country‚ for our immediate families and for our communities.”
Following the airing of the video‚ a number of companies have cancelled their relationship with St George’s Fine Foods‚ including the restaurant chain The Baron Group.
Meanwhile St. John’s College in Johannesburg declared Catzavelos persona non-grata at the school.
The council and executive management of the school informed him that he was “not welcome on campus until further notice‚” said chairperson of the school council Dr Jon Patricios.