The public has shockingly learnt that a Durban restraunt Jolly Grubber, charges non customer a fee of R20, about MKW 1000 (Malawian Kwacha)to use their toilet once.
The news was revealed on Tuesday when a couple visited the facility to use the toilet. The couple was told to pay a fee of R20 per person.
Later the day, the couple posted a narration of the incident on social netwok.
“In my whole entire existence on this earth, this is the most expensive p*** I’ve ever taken”, read part of the post.
The couple further wrote, “R20 each to use the rest rooms. That’s ridiculous”.
According to sowetanlive.co.za, Jolly Grubber has a notice posted at the entrance stating that the toilets are for its customers only.
“Buying just drinks will not qualify you to use these toilets. Therefore it is unlawful/dishonest/theft/haraam to use this facility without permission. Service charge of R20 per person payable at the counter. This is not a public toilet‚” the sign reads.
The local South African paper said Jolly Grubber owner Junaid Moola defended the decision of R20 fee.
“It’s private property for customers only. There is a public toilet in the vicinity that people can use.”
Moola said the R20 fee would cover the costs of cleaners‚ water and electricity.
“The R20 fee is not even enough. We have the issue of buying a R10 bottle of water and there will be four of them wanting to use the toilet‚ where is the logic?”, he wondered.
Moola told the paper that the couple ate at another restaurant in the vicinity and went to use his facilities.