Virgin Active dumps Tim Osrin

2014-10-21 11:41
Virgin Active. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Virgin Active. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Why is it important to talk about gender based violence?

2013-12-03 13:35

Gender Links' deputy CEO discusses the importance of talking about gender based violence.WATCH

Cape Town - Local health club Virgin Active has announced that it has terminated its contract with well-known athlete and coach Tim Osrin.

Osrin was arrested on Wednesday after a domestic worker was assaulted in Cape Town. He was traced to his home after witnesses took down his car registration number.

Domestic worker Cynthia Joni is 44 and was on her way to work from Khayelitsha when the incident took place.

Osrin had been contracted to Virgin Active as a swimming coach, but on Tuesday, the group announced on Twitter that it had terminated its contract with him.

The tweet was shared 115 times as of Tuesday morning, and though Osrin apparently said nothing during the alleged attack, social media users have linked the incident to racism.

Osrin is scheduled to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on 27 November.


- Follow Duncan on Twitter

Read more on:    virgin active  |  cape town  |  gender based violence  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
41 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.